Annual fund


Celebrate WHM Founder Samuel Staples 200th Birthday and the Museum’s 147th year of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing Worcester’s history. We’re doing just what “Sam” encouraged US to do, “Rescue from oblivion such historical matters as would otherwise be lost.” Take your seat at the table…be sure your stories are included for generations

DO IT FOR SAM! Take this adventure with us…


The Annual Fund

Ensuring the Future of Worcester’s Past


In January 1875, Samuel E. Staples had the vision to form the Worcester Society of Antiquity, an organization whose purpose was to “rescue from oblivion such historical matter as would otherwise be lost.” With this invitation, today’s Historical Museum was set in motion.

As Worcester’s History continues to unfold, Worcester Historical Museum will be there. Will you join us in this adventure?


As we look forward to the 300th Anniversary of Worcester’s incorporation as a town on June 14th, 1722, we are reminded of the importance of capturing OUR history – and celebrating it! For 146 years, WHM has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting Worcester’s history across all time periods for all who call Worcester home.

Take your place in Worcester’s history today!


Inspiring future generations, Worcester Historical Museum engages visitors in the excitement of being part of the community that is Our City. Our History. Our Future. Your ANNUAL FUND gift will help to maintain the Museum’s tradition of excellence, enable innovation, and support growth opportunities.

To continue to achieve all this, we need your investment.


Your support is more important than ever. Please take your place in history today with a contribution to the Worcester Historical Museum ANNUAL FUND.

Thank you for your investment and dedication to the Worcester Historical Museum.


Your 2021/2022 annual gift donation to the ANNUAL FUND of Worcester Historical Museum will ensure your favorite Museum experiences and programs. Your support continues to be critical as we move confidently towards the future of our Museum, and the shared stories that make us Worcester.


Make your donation to the ANNUAL FUND.

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Every fourth Thursday until 8:30PM

Library Hours
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Salisbury Mansion
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4PM

Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


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