Worcester History presented by Worcester Historical Museum

Madame Rhubarb And Worcester’s War on Alcohol

“Twenty-eight federal prohibition agents led by John Hall, prohibition enforcement director for Worcester county, and part of the Worcester liquor squad under Sergt, Joseph P. Murphy, working independent of each other, yesterday staged the greatest series of raids Worcester has seen in months. More than a dozen alleged ‘speakeasies’ were busted by the federal agents,…

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SHARE A SMILE: An Icon Turns 50

The Original Smiley Face Celebrates with the 14th Annual Harvey Ball & World Smile Day® Harvey Ball’s Smiley Face is 50 and still looks fantastic. The icon is the international symbol of happiness and kindness. Worcester and the world will commemorate the occasion with the 14th Annual Harvey Ball on Thursday, October 2nd, and World…

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JFK, Conservative: A talk with author Ira Stoll

This November is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is widely believed that had Kennedy not been killed he would have gone on to enact major liberal reforms as president. On Thursday, November 14, author Ira Stoll will challenge that belief when he discusses his new book JFK, Conservative…

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New Gallery at Worcester Historical Museum

The Alden Family Gallery offers a new type of museum experience for children, families, teachers, school groups, and members to interact, explore, and discover Worcester history in a creative, community inclusive and in imaginatively new way. Designed to incorporate four distinct spaces: CitySquare, which represents Worcester’s continued development; Salisbury Store, which connects children to late…

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Worcester Historical Museum’s Home for the Holidays

Celebrate the holidays with Worcester Historical Museum at the Home for the Holidays Reception tonight at 5:30 PM. The evening will showcase live floral arrangements in the galleries, food, music and wine. A shuttle will run between Salisbury Mansion at the museum letting guests get a view of the lavishly decorated rooms at Worcester’s only…

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Preserving Worcester’s History

The Worcester Historical Museum is a true hidden gem in the city. For over 100 years, Worcester Historical Museum has collected and preserved the history of Worcester, presenting an overview of many different subject matters throughout many different time periods. It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles, an archive that houses thousands of…