Cool vintage Woo holiday photos from the Worcester Historical Museum!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

First tree on the Common 1913
The first Christmas tree on the Worcester Common, 1913

Orphan Christmas Party (December 6, 1965) MR8133
An “Orphan Christmas party” with Santa, 1965

Shoveling snow near Worcester Common (1939)
Men shoveling snow near the Worcester Common, 1939


Visit the dazzling SALISBURY MANSION this Christmas! All dressed up for the holidays!

And the fun museum, too!

Museum and Mansion info:


30 Elm St.
Worcester, MA 01609


Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
4th Thursday of the Month: 10:00AM – 8:30PM

Library Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
4th Thursday of the Month: 10:00AM – 8:30PM

Salisbury Mansion:
Thursday – Saturday: 1 PM – 4 PM

From the WHM website:

Salisbury Mansion, located at 40 Highland Street, is Worcester’s only historic house museum.

Built in 1772 as a combination house and store, it served as the home of β€œgentleman-merchant” Stephen Salisbury.

The store closed after the Embargo of 1812, and by 1820 all of the space once used for the store had become living quarters. Salisbury Mansion has gone through many changes over the years, from a rooming-house to a gentleman’s club.

Saisbury Mansion was originally located at Lincoln Square. Through tireless research and documentation, Salisbury Mansion has been restored to the 1830s to reflect the time when it was home to the widow Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury.

It is considered one of the best documented historic house museums in New England.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

– R.T.