Coming in September and October

Around the Common Tours

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Preservation Worcester Bus Tour


Imagining Revolutionary Era Worcester:

The Scene of the Closing of the Courts

Sunday, September 7, 2014

11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Tours are free of charge and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis

Meet the bus on the Humboldt Avenue side of Institute Park

near the corner of Salisbury Street


Col. Timothy Bigelow Monument

Worcester looked nothing like it does today when, months before the battles of Lexington and Concord, over 4,000 Worcester County militiamen closed the Worcester County Court House in September of 1774, ending British rule in Worcester County forever. On September 7th, as part of the Worcester Revolution of 1774 festivities, Preservation Worcester will offer two bus tours that will help participants imagine the historical personages, the setting, and the scene of the historic closing of the courts.

The route of the tour includes a stop on Worcester Common with a visit to the Timothy Bigelow Monument and a look at the site where Isaiah Thomas read the Declaration of Independence aloud to the public for the first time in New England on July 14th, 1776. Participants will discover not only where the Worcester County Court House was located in 1774 but also see the Main Street site where Crown-appointed court house officials were forced to “walk the gauntlet,” denying their allegiance to the King of England. The route also includes a look at the exterior of the building where the closing of the courts actually took place – the Second Worcester County Court House, which was dismantled and reconstructed on Massachusetts Avenue in 1899.

Worcester Revolution of 1774 is a free day of celebration for Worcester County residents and visitors to participate in the recognition of the major roles played by our early residents in the break with Great Britain and the formation of the United States of America.

Learn more about the Worcester Revolution of 1774 and the day’s events at the website: For additional event information, contact Michael Fishbein via email: or visit:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Better Than Your Average Yard Sale

Noon - 3:00 pm
Preview: 11:00 am - Noon (with $10 donation)
10 Cedar Street, Worcester

We invite you to join Preservation Worcester at our sale of architectural treasures and unique home furnishings. Importantly, as a friend of Preservation Worcester, we hope that you will also donate to our sale. We need quality items that are in good shape. We will review the items and pick them up if necessary.  Through donating you will receive the benefit of a tax deduction as well as the pleasure of supporting Preservation Worcester.

For additional information, please call 508-754-8760.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Save the Date... Preservation Worcester will be holding its annual Holiday Stroll on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from Noon to 5:00PM with a cocktail reception to follow.  This event is a season favorite and plans are already underway to make it better than ever.

** Information is subject to change without notice.