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


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



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.

Advance Reservations

  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


Sponsorship Level


Special Thanks to our Sponsors!


Ammi B. Young Sponsor

The original section of our Worcester County Courthouse was designed by Ammi B. Young.


Commerce Bank

Winn Companies


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.


ART Engineering

Bartholomew & Company

Dellbrook Construction

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Mirick O'Connell

RE/MAX Vision


Courthouse Patrons

Richard and Barbara Cerny

Tom and Robyn Conroy

Tim Corrinet and Chris McGovern

Dick and Tommy Dearborn

Michael Gaffney

John Giangregorio

Allen and Lisa Greenman

Abe and Linda Haddad

Matthew Kamins and Lauren Banciulescu

Jim and Arlette Lynch

Mass Liquors

Tim and Pamela McCann

Don and Mickie Nelson

Steve and Cindy Pitcher

Mark Spuria

George and Lynne Tonna

Jim Welu

Worcester Memorial Auditorium Patrons

Marilynn Hahn Borst

Deborah Packard

Katharine Perkins

Bonnie Prescott

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

2:00 PM.


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.

Reservations are suggested but not required. For more information and to reserve, please contact Judy Haynes, phone: 508-869-6603, e-mail: bjhay2@verizon.net

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.

Thank you!

Preservation Massachusetts
Preservation Worcester
& 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.