Saturday, December 22, 2018


December 2018 eNews

  • If you were wondering why Cliff Rucker's name was not mentioned as the recipient of this year's Harvey Ball Smile Award, it was because the Annual Meeting was for the year ending June 30, 2018...three months before this year's gala at The Palladium.
  • Speaking of the Harvey Ball...please let us know if you have any recommendations/suggestions to continue to make this one of Worcester's premier events.
  • The Water Street OPENING RECEPTION this Wednesday, November 28 is SOLD OUT. The exhibit will be up through March 2, 2019 so please be sure to stop by!
  • The Christmas Concerto by Worcester Chamber Music Society on Thursday, November 28 is also SOLD OUT. Our thanks again for your support!
  • Although there will not be Friday EVENING Candlelight Tours of Salisbury Mansion this year, the Mansion's first floor is beautifully decorated for the season and can be viewed in December, Thursday through Saturday from 1-4PM.

Thank you to all who take the time to read our eNews...we always appreciate any and all feedback!

We hope you were able to consider a gift to WMH during today's Giving Tuesday celebration. If not...there is still time!
Did you know your Amazon purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Worcester Historical Museum when you do your holiday shopping at
MEMBERSHIPS make perfect gifts and visit the Museum Store for other great gifts!

  • at the $100 Sustaining Level and receive a limited edition Vaillancourt Folk Art Salisbury Mansion ornament (while supplies last)
  • at the $60 Family/Dual Level and receive a Merrifield Catalogue (23 Trowbridge Road).
  • Valid for NEW members only and items must be picked up at Salisbury Mansion on December 19 or at Worcester Historical Museum before December 22.
Discovery Day - Saturday, December 1, 11AM-2PM
WHM, 30 Elm Street, Worcester
In preparation for the Spring 2019 LGBTQ+ exhibit at Worcester Historical Museum, there will be an ongoing series of events and Discovery Days. Next Discovery Day is December 1. Please contact David Conner for additional information or visit the website.
Saturday, December 8, 10AM-2PM
WHM, 30 Elm Street, Worcester
It is a magical time of year. Making memories with family and friends is great for this time of year. Come and make some new memories. Celebrate the season with games and entertainment and a special holiday concert.

  • 10AM-2PM: Carnival games where everyone is a WINNER!
  • Snowball Toss
  • Balloon Pop
  • Elf Fishing
  • and more....
  • 10:30AM-12:30PM: Face painting and balloon twister
  • 11AM-12PM: Magic show
  • 12:30-1:30PM: Holiday concert by the Worcester Youth Orchestra
  • Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies (while supplies last)
  • A SURPRISE guest appearance at 2PM!
  • Food trucks: The Dogfather and The Grill Daddy - Worcester's extreme hot dog trucks will be outside!

Family 4 pack for $45; individuals tickets at $12 each; children age 3 and under FREE.

Reservations are recommended and may be purchased HERE....this too could be a SELL-OUT event!
GROWING UP WORCESTER: Scenes from Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Hey, Kiddo
WHM Rockwell Gallery - through December 2018
See drawings from Worcester native, Jarrett Krosoczka's new memoir, Hey, Kiddo alongside the historic images from the WHM collection. This new book tells the story of Jarrett's life growing up in Worcester, a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive. Jarrett visited WHM to see historic images of Coney Island, Gates Lane School and Main Street to use as inspiration.

Exhibit Opening
WHM Booth Gallery - opening Wednesday, November 28 through February 2019
This temporary exhibit focuses on the eastern European Jewish immigrant in Worcester between 1880 and 1945 and illuminates the centrality of Water Street to local Jewish life during that period. Because much of the Jewish experience is typical of all immigrant groups, Water Street speaks to everyone.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00PM-4:00PM
4th Thur 10:00AM-8:30PM
Salisbury Mansion
Thur-Sat 1-4:00PM
Wed-Sat 10:00AM-4:00PM
4th Thur 10:00AM-8:30PM
Free for Museum Members!
Adults $5
Seniors/Students $4
18 and under free
Worcester Historical Museum: 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Salisbury Mansion: 40 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01609
p: (508) 753-8278

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

PAUL (TINY) STACY (1944-1994)

Holding court here at Woodstock is the late Paul "Tiny" Stacy, who lived life to the fullest only to be taken away from us far too soon. He was a dynamo who shared his love of life with humor and kindness. I remember being with him for the last Cream concert at Rhode Island Auditorium. You always felt safe with this 450 pound behemoth by your side, even in the hairiest of circumstances.