Saturday, October 1, 2016; Tuesday October 4, 2016; Sunday October 9, 2016 and Friday October 14, 2016

Worcester AUD Fall Events

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Fall Walking Tour:
Looking Eastward from the Paine Estate on Lincoln Street

 

1:00 pm
The Oaks, 140 Lincoln Street

Join Preservation Worcester docent Andrew Noone for a walking tour highlighting eight houses in the Lincoln Street-Green Hill neighborhood that represent several different periods and styles.

The tour begins and ends at The Oaks, where parking is available.

At the end of the walk around the neighborhood, the Timothy Bigelow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to take a look inside “The Oaks,” built in 1774 as the home of Loyalist judge, Timothy Paine.

Please dress comfortably for walking. The round-trip tour is about a half a mile.

The tour is free for members of Preservation Worcester and the D.A.R. and $5.00 for non-members.

Registration is requested, but not required.

Call 508-754-8760 to sign up or email info@preservationworcester.org to reserve.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

An Illustrated Talk: Mariemont - The Now-Vanished Vernon Hill
Estate of George Crompton

 

 

5:30 pm
Preservation Worcester Community Room
230 Park Avenue, Worcester

Join Preservation Worcester docent Stuart Sadick for this illustrated talk.

On the crest of Vernon Hill noted Worcester loom manufacturer George Crompton built Mariemont, an impressive home for himself, his wife, Mary, and their children. Designed by Worcester architect, Elbridge Boyden, and built in 1865, this mansion, inspired by London’s palatial Holland House, was at one time surrounded by 100 acres and accompanied by several imposing outbuildings.

After most of the Mariemont property was developed for housing during the early 20th century, this grand dwelling, set on the corner of Providence and Winthrop streets, was taken down in the 1950’s to make way for the construction of the now-demolished St. Vincent Hospital.

Get to know Mariemont and learn about George Crompton, his inventions, and his successful Crompton Loom Works on Green Street (the factory building that is now occupied by Crompton Collective).

The tour is free for members of Preservation Worcester and $5.00 for non-members.

Registration is requested, but not required.

Call 508-754-8760 to sign up or email info@preservationworcester.org to reserve.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Worcester: OFF LIMITS
Lothrop's Opera House (Olympia Theater)

 

5:30 - 6:30 pm
Olympia Theater, 17-27- Pleasant Street

6:30
Social at Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl Street (Parking available in lot next to Bull Mansion: enter on Chestnut Street)

RSVP Required
PW members only

We have finally selected the next location.  Our members are invited to join us at the Olympia Theater, 17-27 Pleasant Street and at Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl Street, for a social afterwards.

For more information and to make reservations, please call 508-754-8760.


Worcester: OFF LIMITS is a recurring special event for Preservation Worcester members only.  Event participants will access some of the city's most interesting but unavailable spaces. After you've visited each night's site, we invite you to continue your evening in the local restaurant/pub with which we've partnered for the evening.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

An Illustrated Talk: Court Hill and Lincoln Square - Home to Patriots, Reformers, Statesmen, Civic Leaders and Magnificent Architecture

 

Photo from the collection of the Worcester Historical Museum

5:30
Preservation Worcester Community Room
230 Park Avenue, Worcester

Join Preservation Worcester docent Randy Bloom for this illustrated talk.

The people, the buildings, and the sites of Worcester’s Court Hill and Lincoln Square tell the story of how our city, state, and nation were formed. Court Hill and Lincoln Square are associated with the earliest development by colonial settlers of Quinsigamond, now known as Worcester. During the 18th and 19th centuries, homes of influential citizens and a series of courthouses and houses of worship lined Main Street.

This talk looks at the lives of residents and at the progression of buildings built here over two and a half centuries – revealing an image of Worcester’s rich past while also introducing us to some of the grandest architecture to be found in New England. Learn about these Worcester people, their contributions, and the role played in the history and development of the city by the magnificent buildings on Court Hill and Lincoln Square.

The tour is free for members of Preservation Worcester and $5.00 for non-members.

Registration is requested, but not required.

Call 508-754-8760 to sign up or email info@preservationworcester.org to reserve.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Denholms for the Holiday

Experience the Magic that was Denholms

 

 

General Admission

 

 

Sponsorship

 

7:30 - 11:30 pm
Denholm Building
484 Main Street, Worcester

Featuring:

Retro Denholms decked out for the holidays both inside and outside
Hors D'oeuvres & Dessert - Cash Bar
Valet parking
Vintage Fashion Show with guest designer James Hogan
Celebrity Wreath Auction

Member $65         General Public $75        Night of $90

                  Sponsorship $125 per person

Sponsorship includes special VIP reception from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

With gilded escalators, festive window displays and a wide array of fashions, Denholms once was Worcester’s largest and most modern department store. Experience the building once again lit up for the holidays as we relive the golden days of shopping in downtown Worcester and look forward to experiencing more magic in a revitalized downtown.

You can purchase reservations using the PayPal buttons on the left, call our office at 508-754-8760 to charge your reservation, or mail a check to Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609.

Please note we do not issue tickets, but will include your name on a Will Call list upon receipt of your paid reservation.