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 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