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"CASEY AT THE BAT"

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"CASEY AT THE BAT"

Interview with Joy Hennig:
The legendary poem, “Casey at the Bat,” with its reminder that our highest hopes are so often dashed, appeals to everyone.…

"THIS CAR SURVIVED KELLEY SQUARE" BUMBER STICKER

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"THIS CAR SURVIVED KELLEY SQUARE" BUMBER STICKER

"WORCESTER" SIGN FROM FENWAY'S GREEN MONSTER FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES, 2002

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"WORCESTER" SIGN FROM FENWAY'S GREEN MONSTER FOR THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES, 2002

1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL

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1838 VIEW OF WORCESTER TAKEN FROM UNION HILL

In 1838, the Blackstone Canal was halfway through
its twenty-year lifespan, its 45-mile waterway connecting Worcester to Providence and opening the…

1953 TORNADO

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1953 TORNADO

Interview with Najemy:
I was 3 ½ years old but I certainly remember that day and that sky. I usually rode with my aunt to pick up her husband from…

ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL

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ABBY KELLEY FOSTER MEDAL

Abby Kelley Foster was a delegate to the British/Foreign Anti-Slavery Convention held in London, England, in June of 1840. Although unable to attend…

APPIAN WAY PIZZA MIX

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APPIAN WAY PIZZA MIX

Interview with Gregory Califano, Jr.
Appian Way Pizza Mix was the first pizza pie mix, developed and marketed by Frank A. Fiorillo of Worcester in…

BIRTH CONTOL PILL

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BIRTH CONTOL PILL

Interview with Barbara Haller:
In the 1950s, it was Margaret Sanger, birth control pioneer and the founder of Planned Parenthood, who urged…

C. C. Lowell

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C. C. Lowell

C.C. Lowell was founded in 1852 by Mr. O.C. White who began by selling basic paint and art supplies. Later the business was sold to an employee of Mr.…

CANDELPIN BOWLING SET

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CANDELPIN BOWLING SET

Interview with Paul Wambach:
Candlepin bowling was invented here in Worcester in 1880. The first pins were made from broomsticks, about 16 to 17…

DAVID CLARK HEADSET

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DAVID CLARK HEADSET

Interview with Mark Gardell:
You’ve seen them on television, in movies and in use by military forces on the news every day: Those distinctive green…

EL MOROCCO RESTURANT SIGN

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EL MOROCCO RESTURANT SIGN

The El Morocco, known to all as simply as “the El,” was one of the first Middle Eastern restaurants in New England. The Aboody family, headed by Paul…

GIRL'S BILL OF RIGHTS

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GIRL'S BILL OF RIGHTS

“The Girl’s Bill of Rights” was introduced in 1940 at the annual meeting of the Worcester Girls Club.  The board of directors, including Mrs. Francis…

GODDARD ROCKET

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GODDARD ROCKET

This is a slightly smaller reproduction of the rocket that Robert H. Goddard launched on May 16, 1926. It was the first successful liquid-fueled…

HERBERT BARNETT'S "WHITE CITY"

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HERBERT BARNETT'S "WHITE CITY"

HILL DRYER ON A TRIPLE DECKER

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HILL DRYER ON A TRIPLE DECKER

One summer night, a few friends and I found an abandoned building and climbed up to the roof to watch the sun set over triple deckers as far as you…

I LOVE WORCESTER PIN

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I LOVE WORCESTER PIN

Interview with Jessica Walsh:
When I moved to Worcester in 2007, I quickly fell in love. The history, the people, the food, the art – everything…

ISAIAH THOMAS TOMB KEY

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ISAIAH THOMAS TOMB KEY

Interview with Ellen S. Dunlap:
This key opens the tomb of the Thomas family in Rural Cemetery.  Revolutionary War patriot Isaiah Thomas, founder of…

JERRY'S ICE CREAM TRUCK

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JERRY'S ICE CREAM TRUCK

Interview with James Nguyen:
When it gets hot outside, it is always refreshing to get an ice cream, especially from Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck. To me,…

JONAS RICE MURAL BY JENNE MAGAFAN

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JONAS RICE MURAL BY JENNE MAGAFAN

The Worcester East Middle School murals were commissioned by Worcester’s Public School Art League. The funding for these murals was provided by the…

KINEFAC

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KINEFAC

Interview with Leslie Greis:
In 1989, the Louvre, a treasured asset of France and the largest museum in the world, completed construction of a large…

LAKE QUINSIGAMOND AND JOSEPH GARAFALO OAR

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LAKE QUINSIGAMOND AND JOSEPH GARAFALO OAR

From turn-of-the-century White City’s sparkling lights to picnics and soccer games in Lake Park, Lake Quinsigamond has always been a recreational icon…

LATINO SUITCASE

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LATINO SUITCASE

LETTER OF REFERENCE FOR AN IRISH SERVANT

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LETTER OF REFERENCE FOR AN IRISH SERVANT

Interview with Matt Reidy:
My paternal grandmother, Mary Kett, was 18 years old when she came to Worcester from Ireland in 1907. It was a time when…

MONKEY WRENCH

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MONKEY WRENCH

MOSELM BURIAL GROUND MARKER AT HOPE CEMETARY

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MOSELM BURIAL GROUND MARKER AT HOPE CEMETARY

Interview with Imrana Soofi:
In Hope Cemetery, dedicated in 1852, a tall monument dated 1918 and engraved with the words, "Moslem Brotherhood…

MUSIC WORCESTER

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MUSIC WORCESTER

Our annual tradition of performing Handel’s “Messiah” on the first Saturday of December is almost 120 years old and running. This program is from a…

NIPMUC POW WOW REGALIA

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NIPMUC POW WOW REGALIA

This is one of several outfits or ‘regalia’ worn at Nipmuc Indian events in the 1940s and 1950s by Carl O. Bates Sr., Chief Supercloud [1888-1973],…

NOBEL PRIZE

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NOBEL PRIZE

Interview with Mark L. Shelton:
Craig C. Mello of the University of Massachusetts Medical School received the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine…

NORTH HIGH VARSITY LETTER FOR TRACK

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NORTH HIGH VARSITY LETTER FOR TRACK

I picked this varsity letter to represent a place: Lake Quinsigamond. When I was in high school, I was part of the cross-country team at North High…

NOVEMBER PROJECT

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NOVEMBER PROJECT

Sam Kenary: “The November Project is a free fitness and community-building movement in the U.S. and abroad that we brought to Worcester to help knit…

POLAR BEVERAGES

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POLAR BEVERAGES

Interview with Christopher J. Crowley:
We don’t know who came up with the polar bear image, but the company was founded in 1882 to provide “arctic…

PRIDE TV

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PRIDE TV

Interview with Dale LaPage:
I’m an entertainer and a singer-songwriter, with two shows on Charter TV3. Last year, I started Pride TV, the first LGBT…

PROGRAM AND TICKET FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S WORCESTER VISIT, JUNE 10, 1964

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PROGRAM AND TICKET FROM PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S WORCESTER VISIT, JUNE 10, 1964

Interview with Wayne A. Dufault, Sr.:
In 1964, I was fifteen years old and fascinated by the presidents. Holding my ticket for President Johnson’s…

RALPH'S

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RALPH'S

Interview with Caitlin McCarthy:
"Eat at Ralph's & Live Forever" is the slogan of
Ralph's Rock Diner. The place is certainly immortal for…

RT. 290

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RT. 290

SIEGFRIED

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SIEGFRIED

This model of Siegfried, is one of nine full size models created by Paul Jonas Studios after the Sinclair Dinoland exhibit at the 1964-65 World’s Fair…

SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY

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SIGMUND FREUD'S 1909 VISIT TO CLARK UNIVERSITY

Interview with Robert Deam Tobin:
In 1909, Clark University President G. Stanley Hall, as part of the university’s 20th anniversary celebration,…

SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND

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SIGN FROM GEORGE'S CONEY ISLAND

Interview with Kathryn Tsandikos:
Coney Island started in 1918, and my grandfather, George Tsagarelis, bought the business in 1927.  In the 1940s,…

STANLEY KUNITZ, "MY MOTHER'S PEAR

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STANLEY KUNITZ, "MY MOTHER'S PEAR

TABLE TALK PIE TIN

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TABLE TALK PIE TIN

Interview with Harry Kokkinis:
My grandfather, Theodore Tonna, and Angelo Cotsidas started the business in 1924. They were basically baking pies at…

THE CLOUD BIRD BY MARGARET C. GETCHELL

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THE CLOUD BIRD BY MARGARET C. GETCHELL

THE SMILEY PIN

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THE SMILEY PIN

The smiley face pin came from honest and humble beginnings. The face on the pin was created by Harvey Ball, in Worcester in 1963 for a morale campaign…

THE TORY PROTEST, 1774

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THE TORY PROTEST, 1774

In 1774, bitter discord divided Tory and Whig in Worcester as elsewhere in the colonies, and the Whigs seemed to have the upper hand. In June, 52…

TURTLE BOY

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TURTLE BOY

Interview with Nicole Apostola:
Harriet Burnside, who died in 1904, left a bequest to the city for a fountain for horses and dogs in memory of her…

UNION STATION

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UNION STATION

I was born in Worcester in 1930 and grew up in what I call the Golden Age of the city, when downtown was bustling, trolley cars were running and…

VALENTINE

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VALENTINE

WCCA TV

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WCCA TV

A great window into Worcester’s heart, fiber, soul—warts and all—is WCCA TV’s video archive...the largest about Worcester in the world! WCCA has over…

WORCESTER CENTRUM BOOKINGS, 1982-1983

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WORCESTER CENTRUM BOOKINGS, 1982-1983

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE

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WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE

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