Pond, Mabel Dickinson (1869-1960) Mabel Dickinson Pond was born in Worcester on August 14, 1869. As a painter, she is known for her landscape, mountains and regional scenes, and also teaching her craft. Through her extensive diaries, held by the Worcester Historical Museum, we know that she had an early interest in art. She studied at … More Discovering Mabel Dickinson Pond
Join us for the Celebration! Saturday, April 9 6:30-9:30pm – DCU Club at Polar Park Watch for your invitation to the 21st Annual Harvey Ball. In the meanwhile, save the date. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 9 – exactly one month to the day! Worcester Historical Museum is proud to honor the memory and … More The 21st Harvey Ball
Free Admission to Worcester Historical Museum all month long! … More Free February is Back!
The exhibit will run through March 31, 2022–Women’s History Month. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 AM to 4PM. Though the 19th Amendment ended sex discrimination in voting, it did not “give women the right to vote.” Voting rights were won through generations of protest, where millions of women marched, went on hunger strikes, lobbied congress, spoke on street corners, … More LANDMARK EXHIBIT PRETTY POWERFUL IS NOW OPEN FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!
PRETTY POWERFUL –This extraordinary fashion exhibit has been made possible by the leadership of WHM in partnership with a “powerful” team of Marlene Persky and Moira Moynihan Manoog, Co-Chairs; Tay Ann Jay, Honorary Chair; James Hogan, Advisor; the organizing committee, and content/interpretation/design contributors Efua Dufu, Morgan Johnson, and Jade Nortey. Our sincere thanks to Charlotte … More Pretty Powerful Exhibition Opening Saturday, October 23
The historian Nathaniel Philbrick’s new book, “Travels With George” is both a lighthearted travelogue and a timely exploration of Washington’s historical legacy. Philbrick follows Washington’s presidential excursions: from Mount Vernon to the new capital in New York; a month-long tour of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island; a venture onto Long Island and eventually … More Travels with George
Watch John Hancock, as presented by Daniel Berger-Jones, as he shares the story of his famous trunk and its relationship to Worcester in “A Box of Treason” on the Worcester Historical Museum YouTube channel or by clicking https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlpBlcOWrV0SYR72fLIN-w.
This event is not affiliated with the Worcester Historical Museum, We are attending the conference and promoting it on our Blog. … More American Ancestors Online Conference Researching Northern Irish Ancestors
By Lynne Tolman of the Major Taylor Association A pinback button promoting an 1898 bicycle race in Cambridge, Mass., billed the head-to-head competition in simple terms: “Black vs. White.” The reality for the two contestants, Major Taylor and Eddie McDuffee, was more complicated. They were onetime teammates, now rivals, always in a quest for speed. … More “Black vs. White” button
This year’s HARVEY BALL, on World Smile Day, Friday, October 2 from 7PM EST will be THE FREE VIRTUAL event of the fall! “We have a spectacular show being planned by professional technicians and a great committee, that will feature THE BEST entertainment ever!” commented Worcester Historical Museum executive director, William Wallace. ATTENDANCE to this … More THE HARVEY BALL GOES VIRTUAL