Picturesque Oread Castle once stood overlooking Main Street – where Castle Park is today. Learn about this long-vanished building, about one of the country’s earliest institutions of higher learning for women, and about its founder and headmaster, Eli Thayer.
Susan McDaniel Ceccacci Education Fund Lecture: Tenacious Women: A History of Preservation in New England
Women were at the forefront of New England's preservation movement. These women brought a passion for preservation to the communities where they lived. Yet, somehow, these tenacious women's history is often overlooked or lost from the record.
On this special behind-the-scenes talk, take an intimate journey through the conservation of the Stearns Tavern mural with Worcester Art Museum conservator and Preservation Worcester Board Member Birgit Straehle.
"Preservation Worcester reminds us that our past is an integral part of our future."