History class publishes book about worcesters wwi soldiers. History grafton worcester county massachusetts abebooks. Greens tenure the library was open 365 days a year. An author writing a book about lost worcester has shared a photo of a. Piecing together the past with images of a littleknown. They visited the worcester memorial auditorium to get the names of all 355 worcester soldiers who were sent to world war i. List of books and articles about massachusetts history. In april, the city of worcester plans to host the first worcester book festival, featuring poetry readings, childrens storytime and writing workshops.
Worcester historical museum is the only institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of worcester history. More once told tales of worcester county by albert b. Each registrant will receive a free copy of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the city, its background, its changes, or just a walk down a tunnel less travelled. Our research makes a positive contribution throughout society. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate. William bullards glass plate negatives from 18971917 in a glass case at the worcester art museum.
The restoration of the shops broken lamp will feature on the show to be aired on bbc1 on. Worcester state university archives and special collections. All drivers license, vehicle registration and title transactions, registration cancellations, suspension payments, and learners permit testing. Worcester womens oral history project captures life. Worcester, samuel austin 17981859 history of missiology. The project now includes worcester public library as a collaborator in bringing rare historical materials to a broader audience through digitization and webaccessibility. In the midst of a development renaissance, worcester has found itself under a spotlight. These are books about worcester, the history and current events. Behrman all about the playright behrman, in his own words, about growing up in a closeknit community in worcester.
Within this new sight line, a new focus on worcester, its people and its culture has blossomed. Digital worcester dw emerged out of a partnership between worcester historical museum and the humanities and arts department at worcester polytechnic institute. Worcester alone refused to accept a pardon and took his case to the u. Worcester pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Worcester plans to host its first book festival, featuring. The worcester rmv service center has accessible parking and is located near local bus lines. Other numbers in the call number may relate to the authors name, the title, or the year of publication. History of grafton, worcester county, massachusetts. The worcester rmv service center offers onsite parking. This site is under construction and will undoubtedly and hopefully be under construction for years to come with the addition of new information about individual family members. What harveys original intentions were for the design of the burnside fountain are unknown. Worcester, mass books about the massachusetts city. We offer phd, mphil, mres and professional doctorate programmes.
Burnside fountain turtle boy worcester, massachusetts. Named after worcester, england, as of the 2010 census the citys population was 181,045, making it the secondmost populous city in new england after boston. After his release he moved to indian territory later oklahoma in 1835 and at park hill mission built houses, a church, a school, a printing office, and a book bindery. Bancroft heights the star of a new book about worcesters. A partnership was also formed at that time between the wcc and assumption college making wcc a choir in residence at the college where the wcc enjoys rehearsal and performance.
Greendale now frances perkins, quinsigamond, and south worcester branches were built in 1914 with funds provided by andrew carnegie and on land provided by worcester industrialists. The migration of former slaves and their search for equality in worcester, massachusetts, 18621900 in 2009. Worcester is located in central massachusetts, and is known as the heart of the commonwealth. A new book uncovering the immense impact worcester has had on shaping englands sovereignty and society is published next month. It is best known perhaps for its central role in the english civil war. As whm looks to planning its 20 exhibit, worcester in the 1960s, it became clear to museum director, william wallace, that the collection of oral history would be a key element in making a 1960s exhibit a success.
Front cover for the book worcester in the spanish war by alfred s. A vibrant, cathedral city in the heart of the english countryside. This must be humankinds first such mass movement in writing, sharing, correcting, and elaborating its history. The worcester childrens chorus wcc was founded in 2008 as a program of the master singers of worcester by codirectors jennifer kane and malcolm halliday. Linda hixon, a worcester state university adjunct professor of history, and her class have dedicated their time and effort to restoring some of that history. William shirley, governor of massachusetts, 17411756. The ultimate goal of producing the book, welu said, was the preserve a piece of worcesters history. The worcester public library will also feature black history month book recommendations on its blog and monthly reading roundup email.
Worcesters history boasts many firsts, inventions and innovations as well as visits from american presidents and significant historical figures. Worcestershire county council came into existence following the local government act 1888 and covered the historic traditional county, except for two designated county boroughs at dudley and worcester. The registers office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Southwick a sequal to the above book about the stories of the past, great pictures in this book as well. The worcester registry of deeds office presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. Lost worcester citys famous and now restored lamp will feature.
In her 1977 book, worcesters threedeckers, published for the worcester bicentennial commission, marilyn spear wrote that the first such residence had been credited to newark, n. Amberley publishing provides a fresh approach to regional. Books about the massachusetts city worcester, mass. This book is a helpful resource for anyone wishing to understand the history of worcester, ma from the 1880s until the 1920s. Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the naming of worcester. Fords history of the town of clinton, 16531865, published in 1896, the family is chace with a c, said terry ingano, president of the clinton historical society. Jesse costa wbur this article is more than 2 years old. Lewis historical publishing company, 1919 worcester mass. Worcester, ma worcester historical museum is relaunching its successful worcestertalks oral history program.
Averill, head of the department of school hygiene and educational psychology at worcester state normal school, the american journal of school hygiene was published quarterly from 19171922. This web site was created to publish the genealogical research completed to date on the descendants of rev william worcester who came to america between 1638 and 1640. Cspans local content vehicles lcvs made a stop in their 2015 lcv cities tour in worcester, massachusetts, from october 1723 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Whm is currently closed until june 2, and onsite public programs have been canceled or postponed through june 15. Some history is more easily found than others, however, and in 2019, without a proper steward, there is a very real threat of losing important pieces of local community history forever. From the citys first roman origins through to the vital part it played in world war ii efforts, the. The shops contents were moved lo worcester city art gallery and museum in foregate street in 1974. One wonders why officials have never pursued delving into this intriguing feature of worcesters past, a past so rich in u. For example the letter f i s assigned to the history of the americas and f 61 f 75 is the number range for books about massachusetts. Worcester was established as a town on june 14, 1722, chosen the shire town or county seat of worcester county in 1731, and incorporated as a city on february 29, 1848. Worcester is approximately 40 miles 64 km west of boston, 50 miles 80 km east of springfield and 40 miles 64 km. Birminghams continuous expansion has been a major cause of worcestershires fluid boundary changes and associated housing issues. River, religion and royalty is the first book of its kind to chart worcesters famous and lesser known milestones over a 2000year period.
As coleaders of the worcester womens oral history project, the two women are gearing up for the release of their new book in her shoes, which excerpts hundreds of files created by interviewing. History of worcester county, massachusetts, embracing a comprehensive history of the county from its first settlement to the present time, with a history and description of its cities and towns, abijah perkins marvin. New book explores momentous milestones in worcesters history. Online resources for local and regional history archives. The city of worcester resounds with history and provides an ideal environment to study for a history degree. Worcester was the scene of its final battle when oliver. Worcestershire area local history discover books amberley. Outside of talking to residents, ceccaccis research included time. From its early settlement by the indians in 1647 to the present time, 1879.1255 1320 1066 1091 1207 426 599 1470 1329 266 529 1221 64 849 1313 28 973 881 1037 310 785 488 845 282 498 591 365 1406 1389 569 101 510 256 986 1593 948 399 1111 1583 570 164 1254 958 792 407 1227 1119 56 151