10:00-11:30 AM
Meet at the Old Worcester County Court House, 2 Main Street, Worcester
Led by Randy Bloom, Preservation Worcester docent

The Worcester Memorial Auditorium, the old Worcester County Court House, and the First Unitarian and Wesley Methodist churches form an imposing gateway to the city along the west side of Lincoln Square and North Main Street.  Take a close-up look at these buildings and learn about their history.  Discover how this section of Worcester has changed over time and find out about important events that took place here and hear about people who populated these buildings

Free for members. $5 for non-members.
RSVP suggested, but not required. Call 508-754-8760 for details or to reserve.

Sorry no dogs allowed on our walking tours.

10:00-11:30 AM
Meet in front of the Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street
Led by Jan Parent, Preservation Worcester docent 

This Lincoln Square tour follows three generations of the Salisbury family, highlighting the outstanding contributions its members made to Worcester from the pre-Revolutionary War period through the early 20th century.  Discover how the family’s endeavors changed the shape of Worcester – selling hardware in one generation, encouraging early industry in the next, and, in the third, playing a leading role in city planning and the founding of the Worcester Art Museum.

Free for members. $5 for non-members.
RSVP suggested, but not required. Call 508-754-8760 for details or to reserve.

Sorry no dogs allowed on our walking tours.

5:30-7:00 PM
Meet in front of City Hall, 455 Main Street 
Led by Susan Ceccacci, Preservation Worcester Education Director 

Take a walk downtown with architectural historian Susan Ceccacci. Enjoy, up close, the wonderful collection of buildings that gives the heart of the city its special character. Look up. Train your eyes on our downtown buildings and enjoy the fine materials, craftsmanship, and architectural features that make these buildings special. Bring your camera if you like. 

Free for members. $5 for non-members.
RSVP suggested, but not required. Call 508-754-8760 for details or to reserve.

Sorry no dogs allowed on our walking tours.

5:30-7:00 PM
Meet at Oak Hill CDC, 74 Providence Street
Led by Moe Bergman, Worcester City Councilor, Attorney, and Preservation Worcester docent

From the early 1900s until the 1950s, the East Side’s Union Hill was the locus of Worcester’s large Jewish immigrant community. Re-experience the history of this ethnic neighborhood with stops at former synagogues, a ritual bath house, and even the site of anarchist Emma Goldman’s ice cream shop.

Free for members. $5 for non-members.
RSVP suggested, but not required. Call 508-754-8760 for details or to reserve.

Sorry no dogs allowed on walking tours.

5:30 PM
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
55 Millbrook Street, Worcester

We invite our members and donors to join us as we tour the Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company.  Greater Good is housed in what was originally a Brockelman’s Market warehouse.  Greater Good transformed the space into a brewery, taproom and eatery, which  opened in 2018.

RSVP required.  Please call 508-754-8760 to register.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Levi Lincoln Chamber
Worcester City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA

Join us for this meeting, which is being hosted by the City of Worcester, as we explore the reasons why repairing your old windows is a better alternative to replacing them.  The agenda is:

10:00 Opening remarks
10:10 Windows, It’s an Up and Down Thing – Jade Mortimer, Heartwood Window Restoration
10:40 Creating Local Jobs Through Window Restoration-Pam Howland, Old Window Workshop
11:10 Case Study: Whately Town Hall Renovation Project – George Dole, Jones, Whitsett Architects
11:40 Questions and Answers/Future Meeting Topics

Coffee and pastries will be provided.

5:30 PM
The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue

An illustrated talk by Melissa McKeon with remarks by Paul Kapetyn

Presenting archival photos featured in her weekly “Then and Now” column, Telegram & Gazette columnist Melissa McKeon brings to life Worcester’s 19th century industrial boom and the explosion of growth and prosperity that shaped the city as we know it today.  Learn about some of the many buildings that were part of that boom and discover a bit about their history. 

Hear how the “Then and Now” column is prepared and learn about some interesting discoveries made along the way.   For this segment of the presentation, Ms. McKeon will be joined by freelance photographer Paul Kapetyn, who is responsible for the column’s “Now” photographs.

Free for Preservation Worcester members.  $5 for non-members.

7:00 PM
The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue, Worcester

Please join us as Alison Leary, Associate Director, Community Preservation Coalition, describes the Community Preservation Act and its benefit to participating cities.

RSVP requested, but not required.  Call Preservation Worcester at 508-754-8760 or email info@preservationworcester.org

Sponsored by Preservation Worcester, Mass Audubon and the Community Preservation Act Steering Committee. 

4:00 PM
Printers Building, 44 Portland Street

“Jane Jacobs in the Woo” will announce the winner of the 2018 Jane Award, a person, place or project that best emulates the ideals of Jane Jacobs. Join us for some light refreshments.

Presented by Jane Jacobs in the Woo

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Printers Building, 44 Portland Street

Curious about the creative happenings inside the Printers Building? Listen to a blues and jazz concert and WICN’s live in-studio airing. Make bling with Technocopia. Drum with Crocodile River Drumming. See art in the future ArtsWorcester space. Experience tabling and tours with Davis Publications, Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, Edward Street Child Services, Worcester Bookkeeping Cooperative and WPI’s Project Center.

Pre-registration strongly suggested.  Email us at info@preservationworcester.org or call 508-754-8760

Organized by the Printers Building Trust