A photo, a collective memory, and artifact – each brings our shared history to life.  Every treasure reminds us of what we are and who we want to be.  We invite you to be a part of it all. Worcester Historical Museum is proud to be the keeper of the stories that have made Worcester, and all of us, what we are today and what we will become tomorrow.

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

Make your annual gift donation to The Tomorrow Fund

Rest assured that during this time WHM is planning for the future. We are talking with our trustees, donors, members, and friends. We are holding committee meetings remotely on Zoom and other platforms. Our lean staff of nine is productively working from their homes and will be ready to rebound quickly when we return to the museum.

Current projects include:

• Working on the reinterpretation of Worcester’s storyline for the Fuller Industrial Gallery with contractors and architects to arrive at final plans to complement the work of our exhibit team and historians.

• Preparing for our major exhibit PRETTY POWERFUL: 100 Years of Voting & Style the storyline has been drafted and we are filling the gaps in the Costume Collection with community loans and contributions. 

• Documenting COVID-19 in Worcester at At WHM, we are collecting stories, in partnership with WPI, of how our community is understanding and experiencing the current “new normal.” This archive will become part of the permanent collection of WHM and will be available, like our recent LGBTQ+ findings, via link from of website. TODAY is TOMORROW’S HISTORY.

• Continuing to embrace technology and social media to interact with and grow our audiences, keep them engaged remotely, and provide leisure and social connection during this challenging time. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily historic and fun posts or take a tour of Revolutionary Worcester at with special thanks to WPI digital historian Joe Cullon.

Thank you for your continued participation and support. 

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(Temporarily Closed) Staff will continue to be available by email and phone.

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


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