Author: whm

Gettysburg: One Family’s Story

The 15th Massachusetts Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg and the story of Lt. Col. George Ward and his family.

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Casey at the Bat: 125 Years Later

March 26, 2013 - October 26, 2013

“Casey at the Bat” is one of the most famous poems about baseball ever written. Now 125 years after it was first published, a few questions remain.

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Salisbury Mansion: Re-purposing History

April 11, 2013 - May 4, 2013

Becker College Interior Design students are asked the question "what if" a modern family were living in Salisbury Mansion today.

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Worcester 911

June 6, 2013 - August 31, 2013

Worcester 911 highlights some of the cataclysmic events that have affected Worcester and explores how its citizenry has rallied time and again to heal and strengthen community.

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Abby Goes Digital!

Worcester Historical Museum and the American Antiquarian Society have collaborated to digitize the institutions’ collections of Abby Kelley Foster papers.

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The Library and Archives at Worcester Historical Museum is your point of access to thousands of manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and other historical documents relative to the study of Worcester history.  This non-lending research library is open to scholars, students, genealogists, and anyone with an interest in Worcester history.

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Stories They Tell

Now on Exhibit

Stories They Tell reveals the public and personal stories behind a selection of artifacts from the collection of Worcester Historical Museum.

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Gliding On Ice

11.29.2012 -03.23.2013

A history of ice skating in Worcester from the Victorian era to today.

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Water Street

November, 1983 - March, 1984 | Rice Gallery

This exhibition focused on the Eastern European Jewish immigrant in Worcester, Massachusetts, between 1880 and 1945, and illuminated the centrality of Water Street to local Jewish life during that period. Because much of the Jewish experience is typical of all immigrant groups, Water Street spoke to everyone. In essence, this exhibition about people was made possible through the efforts of many. Contributions of information, photographs, documents, objects, ideas and research came from individuals and institutions, laypeople and professionals, libraries and agencies. That accumulation recaptured the spirit of a people and a place. Most of the material had never been published,

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Worcester in 1950: Through the Lens of George P. Cocaine

October, 1988 - February, 1989 | Rice Gallery

Images were selected from the thousands of pictures George P. Cocaine (1915-1979) took during the year 1950. Cocaine, who worked for the Worcester Evening Gazette from 1935 until his death in 1979, once estimated he shot 10,000 photographs per year. His work was omnivorous, including the most newsworthy events of the day as well as the events of life around him. He photographed Presidents and first communions, hurricanes and grocery stores. His work won many awards. In 1939, the year he began full-time work for the Gazette, he won first place in the Associated Press News Photo Contest for his

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