Spring 2015 Talks
Preservation Worcester and Hillside Restoration Project present
the second in a two-part series of talks about
Worcester Industrialist, Charles Hill Morgan
by Allison Chisolm, author of
The Inventive Life of Charles Hill Morgan: The Power of Improvement in Industry, Education and Civic Life
This talk will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015 and is described below.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Preservation Worcester cordially invites you to
The UNDERGROUND Ball
Celebrating the past, present and future of Lincoln Square through art, music and culture
Saturday, June 6, 2015
from 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Ernest A. Johnson Tunnel
Lincoln Square, Worcester
Featuring a mural the entire length of the tunnel created by
Street Artist Michael Townsend and The Tape Art Crew
CREATIVE CUISINE by Peppers Fine Catering
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT - CASH BAR
REVELRY - AND A FEW SURPRISES
Bring cash of all denominations for our giving tree.
Tickets $45 PW Members Advance | $50 Non-members Advance | $25 Student
$75 at door | Sponsorships $125 and $250
For event updates, visit The UNDERGROUND Ball Facebook page.
You may reserve tickets by sending a check to Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609. To reserve tickets with a credit card, please call our office at 508-754-8760. To reserve tickets via PayPal, you can do so below.
NOTE: Physical tickets will not be issued. When you buy tickets, your name will be placed on a Will Call list.
Become a Patron and help support Presevation Worcester's efforts to find
new life for the important buildings at Lincoln Square.
Courthouse Patrons receive two (2) tickets to the UNDERGROUND Ball and VIP Reception at the First Unitarian Church along with VIP Parking
Worcester Memorial Auditorium Patrons receive one (1) ticket to the UNDERGROUND Ball and VIP Reception at the First Unitarian Church along with VIP Parking
Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Ammi B. Young Sponsor
The original section of our Worcester County Courthouse was designed by Ammi B. Young.
Horatio Tower Sponsor
Horatio Tower built the earliest section of the Courthouse at a cost of $100,000.
Brady Sullivan Properties
The Hanover Insurance Group and The Hanover Insurance Group Foundation
Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Architects
Stephen Earle Sponsor
Stephen Earle designed many Worcester buildings including the Central Congregational Church.
Bartholomew & Company
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Richard and Barbara Cerny
Tom and Robyn Conroy
Tim Corrinet and Chris McGovern
Dick and Tommy Dearborn
Allen and Lisa Greenman
Abe and Linda Haddad
Matthew Kamins and Lauren Banciulescu
Jim and Arlette Lynch
Tim and Pamela McCann
Don and Mickie Nelson
Steve and Cindy Pitcher
George and Lynne Tonna
Worcester Memorial Auditorium Patrons
Marilynn Hahn Borst
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Charles Hill Morgan at Hillside: Inventor and Gentleman Farmer
by Allison Chisolm
author of The Inventive Lift of Charles Hill Morgan: The Power of Improvement in Industry, Education and Civic Life
221 Main Street, Boylston
Industrial magnate Charles Hill Morgan fulfilled a long-held dream when he purchased the Hillside estate in Boylston in 1905. After having founded Worcester’s Morgan Construction Company to manufacture steel rolling mills, and having spent his career as an inventor of mechanical equipment for the city’s metals industries, he could now build his herd of Jersey cows and test new farming techniques. Using the manor house at Hillside as the setting, Morgan’s biographer Allison Chisolm will share stories of how he spent his final years dividing his time between Worcester and Boylston. Refreshments will be served afterward.
NOTE: The entrance to Hillside on Main Street is marked by signs for Boylston Town Offices and Municipal Complex. Enter the drive to the house at these signs.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Mark your calendars for Friday, August 14 and join us in Worcester for the 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference! With the success of the 2013 conference in Lexington, the preservation community will once again convene to share ideas, network, discuss challenges and learn from each other and strengthen our collective efforts across the state.
As our planning process continues, we appreciate your thoughts and feedback on an relevant topics or issues to include in our conference program. Please send us an email and we thank you for your support.
We look forward to spending a great summer day in historic Worcester with you! Stay tuned for more detailed information in the coming weeks and months.
& The Massachusetts Preservation Coalition
About the Conference
The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference is organized by Preservation Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Preservation Coalition. The conference is generously hosted by the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Preservation Worcester.
** Information is subject to change without notice.