Worcester Historical Museum

30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 - United States





Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution devoted to local history. It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles, an archive that houses thousands of documents, and a collection of artifacts, all vital to the study of Worcester history. A few examples of WHM’s holdings include correspondence of abolitionist Abby Kelley Foster, Blackstone Canal Company records, Civil War era diaries and letters, and artifacts related to Worcester’s industrial past including early woodenware and ceramics, weaponry from the colonial era through World War II, paintings and sculptures, and a significant costume and textile collection.


"What if No One Cared? 100 Years of United Way in Central Massachusetts"
Celebrating the 100 years of giving from the United Way of Central Massachusetts. This exhibit highlights the earlier years of the organization and it's growth from Worcester's industrialist to the present day and it's continuing importance in the community.

Stories They Tell
Stories They Tell reveals the public and personal stories behind a selection of artifacts from the collection of Worcester Historical Museum.

In Their Shirtsleeves
In Their Shirtsleeves tells the ongoing story of the innovators, workers, and investors who made industry the story of Worcester.

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