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Who Is the Real Hero
of Little Round Top?

Wednesday, June 22 - 7:30pm

Ed Bearss, nationally recognized Civil War public historian shares his thoughts on the pivotal battle at Gettysburg.

Considered the best battlefield tour guide, Ed Bearss spent forty years in the National Park Service, serving as its Chief Historian from 1981 until 1994. He retired in 1995 and is currently Chief Historian Emeritus.

To Arms!
An exhibition commemorating the
150th Anniversary of the Civil War

29 April – 11 November 2011
Booth Gallery
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street, Worcester

Outreach Programs

Digital Fridays: Your History is Worcester History

There are three easy steps to this FREE program:

Bring your personal photographs to a WHM “image station” for museum staff to scan

  1. Identify the people, places, and events in the photo
  2. Take the original home and leave the scanned copy with us so a part of your life becomes part of the Museum’s collection and Worcester history.

Digital Fridays is supported and administered by the Worcester Cultural Commission, for the local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Worcester ID

Worcester ID is an interactive photo presentation in which you help museum staff identify undocumented pictures of Worcester’s past from the museum’s collection.


If your organization is interested in hosting a Digital Fridays or Worcester ID, contact



WHM chronicles closing churches

Worcester Historical Museum is currently documenting the histories of the Worcester Catholic churches which were closed on July 1st and the communities that have worshipped in them. The Museum is collecting and taking photographs of the church interiors and exteriors, as well as scanning parishioners' personal photos and recording their oral histories for the Museum's archives and permanent collection.

st. mmCollecting and preserving the history of Worcester is part the mission of WHM and the Museum is becoming more engaged in active chronicling -- collecting material as history happens.


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