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October 2018

Walking Tour: Crown Hill and the Greek Revival Style

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Corner of Pleasant St and Oxford Street, Pleasant Street and Oxford Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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Led by Cindy Shenette, Preservation Worcester docent  Hidden right on the edge of downtown, Crown Hill is a beautifully preserved neighborhood of mid-19th-century middle-class dwellings. Learn about the Greek Revival style and find out about Crown Hill’s 1970s restoration and the recent establishment of the Crown Hill Historic District. The tour ends on Congress Street with a visit to a neighborhood house and garden. Free for PW members. $5 for non-members. RSVP suggested. Call 508-754-8760 for details or to reserve.…

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Viewing and Panel Discussion – WaterFire Art & Soul of a City and Urban Art in Worcester

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue
Worcester, 01602 United States
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Join us for viewing of a thought provoking film followed by panel and audience discussion. 5:30 - 6:00 Informal Reception 6:00 - 7:00 Film Viewing 7:00 - 8:00 Panel/Audience Discussion Discussion: Is there an Urban Art effort that can affect Worcester in the same way? Panelists: Barnaby Evans - Water Fire Che Anderson - City of Worcester Luis Fraire and Birgit Straehle - Sprinkler Factory Click Here to view event flyer To register, call Valerie at 508-754-8760 or email info@preservationworcester.org.  

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Rural Remains: Worcester’s History 6 Feet Deep

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:15 pm
Rural Cemetery and Crematory, 180 Grove St.
Worcestser, MA 01605 United States
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On this flashlight guided tour you will interact with the spirits of prominent Woresterites now 6 feet deep.  Preservation Worcester Members Only *Join PW by October 19th and get $10 off your membership. Tours leave every 15 minutes starting at 7:00 pm; tours last approximately 45 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Tours will meet at the front gate of the cemetery.  Preregistration is required, 508-754-8760, m.blomgrenburgess@preservationworcester.org Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a…

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December 2018

Celebrating Knollwood: A Prelude to the Holiday Stroll

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Knollwood, 425 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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Join us for this prelude to the Holiday Stroll! Start your Holiday Season surrounded by grandeur with a prelude to the holiday stroll at The Lyman Gordon House (aka Knollwood). Revel in your surroundings while you enjoy music, hearty hors-d'oeuvres, and festive drink. One of Worcester’s grandest houses, Knollwood was built as the 20 room private residence of Worcester industrialist Lyman Gordon (1861-1914), a founder of the Wyman Gordon Company, manufacturers of drop forgings. Designed by an outstanding Boston architectural…

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Holiday Stroll: The Grand Tour

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Preservation Worcester Holiday Stroll is a seasonal favorite. Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to view exceptional architecture and design of Worcester’s gracious homes. The Holiday Stroll provides a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season.  To purchase tickets click here or call 508-754-8760

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June 2019

50th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating Preservation

June 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 United States
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Save the Date - Details to Follow Preservation Worcester was founded in 1969 by interested citizens who were becoming increasingly concerned about the future of Worcester's architectural heritage. Over the years, Preservation Worcester was instrumental in safeguarding important structures including Mechanics Hall.

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