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When Worcester was grand!

Just look at this fantastic building on Elm Street – the “old” New England Telephone and Telegraph Company building, erected in 1928. I only wish our new buildings looked so “old”! It’s practically an urban erection!!! Take a close look – as I did a few days ago: The building, with its windows and metal door, looks art deco cool. Powerful! Then the doorway and its stately symbols announce the edifice’s civic importance! Title, date, bell, symbol of the telephone company. An urban work of art which announces: Many people are employed here! The telephone and telegraph rule! America communicates with THE WORLD!!! We are #1!!!

Then look way way way up on the roof top – I only noticed this when I downloaded the photo I took: AN EAGLE ready to SOAR!!!!! Just like my beloved Worcester and my grand, grand AMERICA!        – Rosalie Tirella

From the Worcester Historical Museum …

Elm Street

Worcester 911
Closes Saturday, August 31 

This week is your last chance to see Worcester 911 before it closes this Saturday. See the devastation and effects wrought by storms like the 1953 Tornado or the 1955 Flood on Worcester and how the community pulled together to heal and rebuild.

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Whispers in the Walls: William P. Daniels House
Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 PM
$10 per person

Hear the stories and learn the history of the William P. Daniels House, 2 Congress Street, at our latest Whispers in the Walls tour in September. Space is limited to 30 people.

Call 508.753.8278 to register.

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GAME ON! at the Worcester Historical Museum

Game On!


11.15.2012 – 04.27.2013

On exhibit through Saturday, May 4
Free with museum admission, Worcester Historical Museum, Elm Street

How about a game of Twister or give the hula-hoop a try? This is the last week to get your “game on” and learn about the fun history of toys and games at WHM.
Experience a new way to learn about history in the fun and interactive exhibition Game On.  Exploring the history of toys and games in America, Game On is designed like a board game encouraging children and adults to explore the gallery and artifacts – like LEGOs, the first paper dolls manufactured in America, Toy Soldiers, Puzzles, Barbies, and more – while answering trivia, playing games and having fun.

Game On surveys the development of “play” and the toy industry, looking at New England based giants like Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Hasbro, smaller companies like Worcester Toy Company and Ralphco Inc, the marketing of toys and the development of franchises. Audiences, young and old, will be able to connect with future generations by the associations that toys and games have with childhood.

This exhibition was supported in in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


At the Worcester Historical Museum, Elm Street

Discovery Days: Worcester in the 1960s

Wednesday, May 16

1:00 PM-4:00 PM


Bring in your memories, photographs, artifacts, and other treasures from the 1960s. As part of the preparation for Worcester Historical Museum’s 2013 exhibit, Worcester in the 1960s, WHM is hoping to fill in the blanks with your history.

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