If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy one of our summer series tours yet, there are several more exciting opportunites coming up.
A Walking Tour of Elm Park
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Historic Elm Park, purchased in 1854 and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, put the city of Worcester at the forefront of the urban parks movement in the United States. The park, registered with the National Register of Historic Places, is located in the center of Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm Streets. It also includes Newton Hill which is located at the intersection of Highland and Pleasant Streets. Join us as Preservation Worcester docent Moe Bergman guides us on a walking tour of this scenic and historic Worcester landmark. Meet at the park main gates on Russell St.
A Tour of the Worcester Art Museum
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
For most of history, artists have thought of themselves as carrying out an assignment given to them by their societies; what can the art historian do to figure out what it is? What, as we look at the resulting artwork, is the special kind of gift the artist has that made such “assignments” successful? When does the artist get to tweak her/his “job” for her/his own satisfaction? Come join Professor David Samson on this thought-provoking tour of the Worcester Art Museum. Enter through the newly reopened front doors via Salisbury St. and meet in the Renaissance Court lobby.
Worcester Historical Museum: Highlights and Tour
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Founded in 1875, the Worcester Historical Museum is a unique organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting Worcester’s history in all time periods and subject areas. Their collections include the correspondence of abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster, Blackstone Canal Company records, Civil War era diaries and letters, and artifacts related to Worcester’s industrial past. The museum will be open until 8:30 p.m. that evening, Thursday, July 26th.Limited free parking is available on the Chestnut St. side of the building.