Worcester celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, and a new exhibit at the Worcester Historical Museum takes a look at the city’s history.
“We All Got History…Worcester at 300” looks at some of the people, places and things that make Worcester “The Heart of the Commonwealth”.
There are historical and modern artifacts, paintings and documents, such as a nearly 170-pound, six-foot-long adjustable wrench made by the Coes brothers, and “Scratch” the Worcester Ice Cats mascot.
The exhibit also features a women’s work uniform worn during World War II at the St. Pierre Manufacturing Corporation and a Lego version of the Bancroft Tower made by WPI’s Lego Club.
The museum invites people to explore the exhibit and see where their story fits into the historical narrative of the city.
“I think they can connect to something in Worcester’s history and see themselves in some way,” said exhibit coordinator Vanessa Bumpus. Rock Brewing, and we have some of the cans of the beers we’ve collaborated on, there’s a little connection. History is our common thing. We all have a story to tell and we at the museum are here to collect those stories and preserve them for the next 300 years.”
The exhibition will be visible until September.
The museum offers free admission in July and August in collaboration with the Tricentennial Committee.