Friday, October 21, 2016

Divas of the Night Concert

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Park View Room

230 Park Avenue, Worcester

Join us for an exciting night of cabaret and musical revue featuring some of the area's finest entertainers and performers:

       Kaity Eckstrom ---  Linda Johnson --- Barbara St. Pierre
                Sally Holden --- Caitlin Sargent Lubelczyk
                 Lisa Mielnick --- Lisa Lian --- Lisa Tierney

Gourmet Hors D’oeuvres
Cash Bar featuring classic cocktails from the 1940s

$30 at the door
Limited Seating
Doors open at 7:30 PM


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lost Gardens of Worcester County Showcase


1:30 - 3:00 pm
Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA



Lost Gardens is a collaboration between Tower Hill Library, Preservation Worcester and the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter, D.A.R., to actively research and document over 40 gardens; we'll highlight these seven: The Allen Estate in Princeton, the Paine Estate, J.W. Higgins and Stoddard Gardens in Worcester, the Thayer Estate in Lancaster and Iristhorpe and Juniper Hall in Shrewsbury.

Learn about these lost gardens by exploring the old maps, photographs, planting lists, letters and diaries we've uncovered, and check out the online repository being created by Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Free with admission to Tower Hill.  Registration requested.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

An Illustrated Talk:

Meet Me at Denholms!


5:30 pm
The Park View Room

230 Park Avenue, Worcester

Join Christopher Sawyer, author of Denholms: The Story of Worcester’s Premier Department Store for this illustrated talk.

Get in the mood for our upcoming December 10th event: Denholms for the Holidays!

Take a trip back to the days when downtown Worcester was bustling. See rare photographs and hear about the history of Denholms, the local department store that held a fond place in the hearts of city shoppers for more than 100 years

This talk 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 to reserve.

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

The Park View 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.

This talk 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 to reserve.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Denholms for the Holiday

Experience the Magic that was Denholms



General Admission





7:30 - 11:00 pm
Denholm Building
484 Main Street, Worcester


Retro Denholms Decked Out for the Holidays  - Inside and Out
Hors D'oeuvres & Dessert
Cash Bar
Valet parking
Vintage Showcase with James Hogan Guest Designer
"Cocktail Chic" / Black Tie Optional

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.


We extend a special thanks to our event sponsors:

The Poise-N-Ivy Shop

Commerce Bank

The Escal-Aires

Bartholomew & Company
Magay & Barron Eye Center
MCPHS University
Mountain Dearborn & Whiting
Nault Architects
Raymond James Restoration
RE/MAX Vision
Wings over Worcester
Worcester Business Development Corporation