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Winter Carnival

It is a magical time of year. The air is getting colder. The holidays are near. Making memories with family and friends is great for this time of year

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VNA125: A History of Caring

The history of visiting nurses in Worcester is one of caring. The idea of hiring a single professional visiting nurse to serve the city of Worcester originated 1892 from Dr. Homer Gage, a surgeon at Memorial Hospital. Through several name changes and growth over the decades, VNA Care became what it is today through the charitable support of the community and leadership focused on transforming care to improve lives. “VNA125: A History of Caring” celebrates 125 years of service to Worcester. This exhibit highlights VNA Care’s archives with photos, uniforms and medical instruments from their many years of service. The

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Denholms Holiday Store

Remember when you had your photo with Santa; stared in wonder at the gorgeous holiday window displays; and shopped for that prom gown?

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GROWING UP WORCESTER: Scenes from Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo

October 8, 2019

WHM Rockwell Gallery See drawings from Worcester native, Jarrett Krosoczka’s new memoir, Hey, Kiddo alongside the historic images from the WHM collection. This new book tells the story of Jarrett’s life growing up in Worcester, a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive. Jarrett visited WHM to see historic images of Coney Island, Gates Lane School and Main Street to use as inspiration. Hey, Kiddo is a young adult book geared towards readers 12 and up.

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Water Street – 35th Anniversary: World Within A World

November 28, 2018

This temporary exhibit opening on November 28, 2018, will focus on the eastern European Jewish immigrant in Worcester between 1880 and 1945 and illuminates 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 speaks to everyone. » Download the Water Street exhibit flyer

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Quilts: Practical Pieces

April 21, 2018 – August 25, 2018

The exhibit highlights quilts from the collection as well as loaned pieces that show a new direction for quilting in the age of technology.

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Worcester Women’s History Project

Come join us at Worcester Historical Museum to meet authors Barbara Berenson and Judith Wellman, Ph.D.

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Thurber’s 1843 Patent Printer

Learn about Thurber’s 1843 Patent Printer, designed to assist those who were blind or experienced limited vision or dexterity.

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Worcester French Connection: États-Unis

The Foundation des États-Unis (FEU) is a residence for American students and artists in Paris. It was inaugurated in 1930 thanks to the efforts of Worcester philanthropists Homer and Mabel Gage

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Celebrating WHM’s 140th

View photos from the WHM’s 140th celebration event.

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