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
“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
Interview with researcher Bob Starratt about the Five Ships … More Further Details on the Five Ships – Interview with Bob Starratt
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