Pretty Powerful Exhibition Opening Saturday, October 23

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

Travels with George

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

COVID19 Chronicles: Worcester’s Community ARCHIVE

 “We will be talking about this for generations.”  Worcester Historical Museum and WPI are collecting stories, images, and videos to broaden our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting individuals, resulting in a better understanding of this historic event for future generations. As the keepers of shared history, it is Worcester Historical Museum’s mission and commitment to serve as the repository for community … More COVID19 Chronicles: Worcester’s Community ARCHIVE

Samuel Shute – The Governor Who Said Yes

We are including here a biography of Samuel Shute taken from The Dictionary of National Biography (editors Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee, Oxford University Press).  It was Samuel Shute for whom the so-called Shute Petition was named, the document on which “three hundred and nineteen people either signed or ‘made their mark’ … seeking … More Samuel Shute – The Governor Who Said Yes