Thursday, August 25, 2016
City Hall: Worcester's "Palace for the People
Take a summertime tour with Preservation Worcester!
Discover City Hall and Worcester Common. Turn your mind back to 1898 when City Hall was just completed – a time when Worcester was a wealthy and prosperous industrial city expressing its pride in an unusually beautiful new home for city government. Find out what was the inspiration for the tower that soars above Main Street. See Worcester’s smallest monument. Enjoy the fine craftsmanship of the grand marble staircase, its elaborate cast iron railing, and its silver-leafed barrel vault overhead.
Monday, August 29, 2016
The Story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Her Story, Her People
As the title suggests, Francis De Nicola, a docent at Preservation Worcester will present a historical remembrance of the origin of the founding of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
This event is co-sponsored by the Mount Carmel Preservation Society.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
WCCSI Architectural Scavanger Hunt
Race Starts at Leo's Ristorante
5:00 - Orientation starts
Bring a camera, GPS devices permitted.
Return to Leo's upon completion for food, drinks, prizes and history.
Have an evening of fun challenging your knowledge of Worcester history and architecture! Decode mysterious clues to find historic buildings around the city. Come on your own and join a team or gather a group of friends. This is a great way to get to know Worcester close-up!
The Worcester County Construction Specifications Institute, Preservation Worcester and Central Mass American Institute of Architects collaborated on this “Amazing Race” style competition to locate some of Worcester’s architecturally significant buildings. Solve the clues to find the correct destinations, travel to them and photograph your teammates at each location. Be the first team to return and you’ll win prizes as well as bragging rights!
Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for participants.
For more information, or to let us know you are attending, email Steve VanDyke at: email@example.com.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Worcester: OFF LIMITS
Lothrop's Opera House (Olympia Theater)
5:30 - 6:30 pm
6:30 - ??
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.
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.