Revolutionary Worcester Tour
This page is for Redirection
An exploration of Worcester during the American Revolution
Revolutionary Worcester Tour
Rest assured that during this time WHM is planning for the future. We are talking with our trustees, donors, members, and friends. We are holding committee meetings remotely on Zoom and other platforms. Our lean staff of nine is productively working from their homes and will be ready to rebound quickly when we return to the museum.
Current projects include:
• Working on the reinterpretation of Worcester’s storyline for the Fuller Industrial Gallery with contractors and architects to arrive at final plans to complement the work of our exhibit team and historians.
• Preparing for our major exhibit PRETTY POWERFUL: 100 Years of Voting & Style − the storyline has been drafted and we are filling the gaps in the Costume Collection with community loans and contributions.
• Documenting COVID-19 in Worcester at https://www.worcesterhistory.org/covid. At WHM, we are collecting stories, in partnership with WPI, of how our community is understanding and experiencing the current “new normal.” This archive will become part of the permanent collection of WHM and will be available, like our recent LGBTQ+ findings, via DigitalWorcester.com link from of website. TODAY is TOMORROW’S HISTORY.
• Continuing to embrace technology and social media to interact with and grow our audiences, keep them engaged remotely, and provide leisure and social connection during this challenging time. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily historic and fun posts or take a tour of Revolutionary Worcester at https://www.worcesterhistory.org/revolutionaryworcester with special thanks to WPI digital historian Joe Cullon.
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YOUR HISTORY MATTERS.
“Me and the birth control pill were just about the most celebrated things ever to come out of Worcester,” Abbie wrote in his autobiography. “At one time, most folks up there wished the pill had come first.”
In the 1960s, Abbie Hoffman put Worcester on the map in a big way. After spearheading civil rights locally, he captured the national spotlight when he rallied thousands for a counterculture festival and protest outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968 and held it through the Chicago Seven trial that followed. Though only 5’8”, he was a larger-than-life revolutionary of the sixties. He pulled off outrageous acts of defiance, performed guerrilla street theater, and mobilized a generation of young people to protest and be heard—all with a zany sense of humor and an unwavering commitment to principles.
PRETTY POWERFUL: 100 Years of Voting & Style
WHM’s major exhibit celebrates the 19th Amendment and Centennial of women’s right to vote. This retrospective features costumes, accessories, fashion illustration, and photography from WHM’s collections as well as loans and acquisitions to chronicle a century of women’s social and political activism in Worcester, the Commonwealth, and our nation. From women’s roles to women’s rights, PRETTY POWERFUL will chart the development of style alongside social, political, and economic changes; exploring how clothing communicates who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live.Read More →
- 23 April 2020