Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester

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The Worcester Historical Museum, located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, was founded in 1875 as the Worcester Society of Antiquity. This museum is the only institution devoted entirely to local history and artifacts. The scope of their collection ranges from colonial to twentieth-century, encompassing manuscripts, textiles, paintings, and ceramics. The museum is made up of permanent and temporary exhibits, research library, and currently owns and operates the local Salisbury Mansion. The library maintains more than 7,000 titles.
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  • A Valentines Day treat to visit this local gem for the first time. Free February admission got my friend and me there but really, I’d gladly go back and pay the $5 admission. The museum entrance is.....  more
    A Valentines Day treat to visit this local gem for the first time. Free February admission got my friend and me there but really, I’d gladly go back and pay the $5 admission. The museum entrance is.....  more »
  • I visited Worcester, MA because I am from Worcester, England. This museum highlighted how important Worcester, MA was in terms of inventions and 'firsts'. However, I would have liked some clue as to.....  more
    I visited Worcester, MA because I am from Worcester, England. This museum highlighted how important Worcester, MA was in terms of inventions and 'firsts'. However, I would have liked some clue as to.....  more »
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  • Nice little museum full of lots of interesting things to see reflecting Worcester history. There are periods of history and specific groups of people that are missing from the stories, which bothers me. For example, the story of indigenous people and African Americans. Despite this there is a lot of about Worcester that you can learn here.
  • I've visited this museum several times and love the Harvey Ball / smiley face room.

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