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Select from a collection of unique locally themed gifts and stocking stuffers.
December 10 – 19
Place your order by calling Worcester Historical Museum at (508) 753-8278
between 11 AM – 3 PM Wednesday through Saturday.
WHM members receive a 10% discount.
Payment by credit card is required. All sales final.
Orders will be ready for curbside pick-up the next business day.
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Individual $40, Family $60, and Senior/Students $25.
Explore the benefits of membership and place your order with the receptionist.
Celebrate Worcester! We appreciate your continued support of Worcester Historical Museum
and wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
150 YEARS OF WORCESTER: 1848-1998
Author Albert Southwick celebrates the February 29 anniversary of
Worcester’s formal incorporation as a city in 1848 by “recounting
its history from then to the present.” In three chapters Southwick
recounts in prose and images, Worcester’s evolution from an industrial
center to “its current position at the forefront of the health care industry.”
94 pages; black and white.
The industrial history of the Blackstone Valley is chronicled in a series
of essays by six of the area’s best historians, illustrated with images from
public and private collections throughout the Valley. Published in 2009;
178 pages; full color.
In this companion to the 2019 landmark exhibit of the same name, authors
Joseph Cullon, Robert Tobin, and Stephanie Yuhl share the history of the 20th
century LGBTQ+ experience in the heart of the Commonwealth. 116 pages;
Denholms, the story of Worcester’s premier department store in vivid descriptions of the festive holiday displays and personal recollection of former employees. 157 Pages; black and white.
THE WORCESTER ACCOUNT
Explore the Worcester of playwright S.N. Behrman. In this edition of the
long-out-of-print 1954 original, publisher Lawrence Abramoff reminds
the reader that this is “the untold story of thousands of immigrant
families seeking their fortune in America…the Worcester Account is
their story—and yours and mine.” 267 pages; black and white.
ONCE-TOLD TALES OF WORCESTER COUNTY and MORE ONCE-OLD TALES OF WORCESTER COUNTY
In a series of short stories, local historian, and long-time editorial writer, Albert B. Southwick, takes the reader on a journey in the region’s fascinating history. From “Worcester’s First Lawsuit” to “Worcester was almost Motown” in the first volume to “Levi Lincoln and the Iron Horse” to “Sacco, Vanzetti, Benchley and Worcester” in MORE ONCE-TOLD TALES, they are a hard-to-put-down look at fascinating Worcester. 169 and 180 pages; black and white.
$12 each; $20 for the set
WWII CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN ALBERT B. SOUTHWICK TO MAPLE HILL FARM
Four fascinating volumes of letters recount the World War II experiences of a young Al Southwick from his arrival at Naval training in February of 1942 until his return in 1945. A fascinating firsthand account from “I’m having more fun than at any time since I was a freshman at Clark” to “I’m on my way home.” Four volumes (180-200 pages): 1/February-June 1942; 2/June 1942-May 1943; 3/May 1943-August 1944; 4/September 1944-November 1945.
$15 each/$50 for all four; limited quantity available.
The first of its kind—a fun book of local by CJ Posk, “Firsts and Fun Facts” for Worcester fans from 8 to 80! “From Pulitzer Prize-winning poets to packaged pizza pie, dive into the amazing history of Worcester…” 82 pages; full color
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