From the Worcester Historical Museum!
Youth Baseball Game – Worcester – April 17, 1949
Worcester Historical Museum
Elm Street, Worcester
One Family’s History: The Nordstrom’s of Worcester
In the Fletcher Auditorium
Thursday, March 26
Steven Sabol, a grandnephew of the Nordstrom sisters, will share the story of the tragic March 1940 Charter Apartments fire and the loss of five lives–the three Nordstroms and a resident couple–then considered the most significant loss of life to fire in the city’s history.
An Associate Professor of History at the University of North Charolina, Charlotte, Sabol’s expertise is Russian/Soviet history during World War I, but his passion is genealogy.
SAVE THE DATE!
WORCESTER IN NEW YORK!
Thursday, April 9
7 – 8:30 PM
Robert Cording, James Nicola and Ann Marie Shea celebrate the writings of. Worcester luminaries Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz, Frank O’Hara and Frances Perkins.
A Howland Valentine – one of the many Worcester Valentine’s you can check out at the WHM!
… to the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street. And the museum’s Salisbury Mansion.
Celebrate the WHM’s 140th birthday!
10 am to 4 pm at the Worcester Historical Museum
1 pm to 4 pm at the Salisbury Mansion.
Activities, 10 am to 3 pm:
Make your very own Valentine!
B-day cupcakes and more!
FREE to ALL! Have FUN!!
Tomorrow and Thursday!
Come to one of the Worcester Historical Museum’s Valentine-making workshops and learn about historic Worcester Valentine styles and techniques!
Get a chance to make your own Valentine to enter into the museum’s Valentine Contest or make cards for family and friends!
Parents, bring kids in grades 3 – 6
Wed., January 14
4 pm – Children’s Room, Main Library at Salem Square
Thursday, January 15
4 pm – Great Brook Valley Branch Library
For more information, please call 508.799.1671
… and more! Exhibits, photos, books, memorabilia, craft classes for kids, a cool Worcester-themed gift shop. … It’s all about Worcester!
Worcester Historical Museum
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Elm Street, Worcester
For more info, call them at (508) 753-8278
Here are some of their Worcester Whitney Postcards … You can see them at the museum.
But first a brief history of this Worcester company …
The publishing company was founded by Civil War veteran George Whitney in his hometown of Worcester.
Beginning at the turn of the century and continuing up to about 1920, the Whitney Company manufactured greeting cards, children’s books, souvenir postcards, paper toys and novelties of every description .
Originally a stationary store founded by George C. Whitney, they became an important publisher and printer of holiday cards including postcards. Whitney installed embossing and paper lace making machinery in his factory so he could manufacture all of his card’s components in the United States. They also manufactured many mechanical cards.
During the heyday of the picture postcard fad in America, from about 1904 to 1917, the Whitney Company was a major presence, printing and selling several hundred designs for all holidays.
Home for the Holidays at Salisbury Mansion
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 1:00 to 4:00pm thru December 31.
Come join in the…
Candlelight tours at the Mansion. Declared by USA Today this year as one of the “10 best” holiday candlelight tours. Tours are available Friday, December 19th and 26th 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Members $5; non-member adults $8; children free.
Last minute holiday shopping?
Come to the WHM Gift Shop (Elm Street) and find limited edition Smiley ties, books, ornaments, and much more. Shop is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Give the gift of membership!
A WHM membership is also the perfect gift for any Worcester fan.
Or become a member and save!
As a member, you enjoy special benefits and discounts throughout the year, including 10% off in the Museum Gift Shop throughout the year. Your purchases also help support the Museum and its many programs!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 508-753-8278
Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday, December 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Members: Adults $12.00 / Children: $10.00
Non-members: Adults $15.00 / Children $12.00
Bring the whole family for day a of holiday fun at WHM’s Teddy Bear Tea! Experience the magic as the Pumpernickel Puppets come to life, enjoy sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, and get a teddy bear checkup with Nurse Michelle from Fallon Community Health Plan in our Teddy Bear Clinic.
Registration is required, call 508.753.8278
Candlelight Tours of Salisbury Mansion
Fridays, December 6-27 from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Free with museum admission
Learn how the holidays have been celebrated in two different decades with decorations evocative of the 1860s and 1960s throughout the period rooms of Salisbury Mansion. Bring the whole family for an evening you won’t forget!
The first day of school is almost here! How about a one-of-a-kind charm to decorate your backpack or lunchbox? Stop by The Factory in the Alden Family Gallery and use wire – a Worcester made product – and yarn to fashion a charm of your initials.
Casey at the Bat: 125 Years Later
Exhibit extended through Oct. 26
Due to popular demand, we are extending our “Casey at the Bat” exhibit into the post-season! You can learn all about Ernest Thayer, the Worcester native, who wrote the famous baseball poem in our exhibit until October 26!
The Salisbury Connection
Wed., July 17 and Sat., July 20 at 2:00 PM
Worcester Art Museum and Salisbury Mansion
Free (starts in the Lancaster Lobby at WAM)
Join Worcester Historical Museum and the Worcester Art Museum on a tour that explores the taste and evolving style of the Salisbury Family through works in the collection of the Worcester Art Museum and the period rooms of Salisbury Mansion. The tour starts in the Lancaster Lobby of the Worcester Art Museum.
Hear stories about Crown Hill’s colorful past on a free docent-led walking tour of Worcester’s oldest residential neighborhood and its newest historic district. For more information call 508.755.7906 or 508.755.1569 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mr. Salisbury sold many items in his store, including beautiful brooches. Both men and women wore brooches to secure cloaks or to decorate their attire. Come in and make a brooch of your own with found materials like fabric, yarn, decorative paper, and more.