Enjoy one of Gordon Library’s summer cultural series tours!
WHAT: Salisbury Mansion
DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2015
TIME: 12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Built in 1772 as a combination house and general store, Salisbury Mansion served as the home of “gentleman-merchant” Stephen Salisbury. Worcester’s only historic house museum, it has gone through many changes over the years, from a rooming-house to a gentleman’s club. Through tireless research and documentation, Salisbury Mansion has been restored to its 1830s splendor to reflect the time when it was home to widow Elizabeth Salisbury and her staff. It is one of the best documented historic house museums in New England. Come join us as docents from the Worcester Historical Museum guide us on a tour of one of Worcester’s premier historic buildings.
Please meet at the top of the driveway at the front walk to the mansion.
WHAT: Worcester Historical Museum: Highlights and Tour
DATE: Thursday, July 23, 2015
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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 23. Limited free parking is available on the Chestnut St. side of the building.
We hope you can join us!