Sunday, October 18, 2015

Please Join us for our 4th Lost Gardens of Worcester County Lecture

Withdrawn from the Bustle of the World: Worcester's First Garden Cemetery

Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester
Free and open to the public

Presented by WIlliam D. Wallace, Executive Director, Worcester Historical Museum

Explore the early history of Rural Cemetery and the beginnings of the garden cemetery movement in Worcester as drawn from Eddward D. Bangs's inspirational Lyceum lecture of November 1837 and the never-published manuscript for a Rural Cemetery guidebook, ca. 1860, both in the collections of the Worcester Historical Museum.

Bill Wallace, Executive Director of Worcester Historical Museum, is also a co-founder of the Friends of Hope Cemetery and the current chairman of the City's Hope Commission.

This event is sponsored by Worcester Historical Museum, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Worcester Garden Club and Preservation Worcester.

'Tis the Season . . . For the Holiday Stroll on Sunday, December 6th, 12-5pm


Scenes from 2013 Holiday Stroll courtesy of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Start your Holiday Season off on the right step by attending Preservation Worcester’s Holiday Stroll. This year’s Stroll is of the Massachusetts Avenue Local Historic District, a special area conceived by Stephen Salisbury III as a grand-scale neighborhood on a portion of his family farmland with homes that reflect the prosperous climate of the day. The Stroll homes are architect designed, and some of the most magnificent houses in the city.

Our 2015 Stroll is extra special in many ways. It will celebrate a recently published book - Living at the City's Green Edge: Bancroft Heights a Planned Neighborhood in Worcester, Massachusetts written by Preservation Worcester Education Director Susan Ceccacci. In the Stroll homes, we will have costumed actors representing former residents and staff. The American Antiquarian Society will open the handsome Antiquarian Hall for tours and a small exhibit. Carolers will fill the air with songs of the season.

The Holiday Stroll is a seasonal favorite for those who enjoy fine architecture, who relish the opportunity to enter some of Worcester’s architectural gems and who are enthusiastic to experience grand homes decorated for the season. Whether you are looking for ideas for your own home or are interested in getting the rare opportunity to view exceptional design and architecture, we know that our Stroll will provide a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season.

You can also continue to celebrate the season at a holiday reception immediately following the Stroll from 5-7pm in an elegant home in the Massachusetts Avenue area.  Enjoy live music and our popular "Celebrity Wreath" auction.  Available by advance reservation only.

You can purchase your advance reservations using PayPal below. 

The Stroll brochure (your ticket) can be picked up at Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street beginning at 12 noon on the day of the Stroll.  Please note all ticket sales are final.

Advance Stroll Tickets Only
$25 each for members
$30 each for non-members

Holiday Stroll Tickets

Advance Stroll & Holiday Party Tickets
$65 each for members
$75 each for non-members

Stroll & Party Tickets

Become a Sponsor!
$200 - Carriage House Patron and have your personal or business name listed in the Stroll brochure and receive two tickets to the Stroll and Holiday Party.
$100 - Front Porch Friend and have your personal or business name listed in the Stroll brochure and receive one ticket to the Stroll and Holiday Party.

Sponsorship Level