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Your City. Your History. Your Museum.
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Be a part of a community-wide event next Monday for a communal reading of Frederick Douglass's "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" - Noon on #Worcester Common. For more info:

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Are you excited for Wagon Tours in #Worcester Canal District, which start next week? We love helping these students bring their "characters to life."

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Don’t miss tonight’s performance of Wild and Precious, which uses a “personal narrative as a vehicle to tell the story of the gay rights movement as a whole.” The performance starts at 7pm and is free to the public. Seating is limited so make sure to arrive early and check out the museum’s galleries. Find out more in the Telegram & Gazette:

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Today in 1905: Ringling Bros. Circus came to town. This photograph, taken by George Cocaine, shows the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus Side Show in #Worcester in 1954. #History #OTD #OnThisDay #GreatestShowOnEarth
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It’s 4th Thursday, which means we’re open late tonight! Visit the museum after work and learn something new about Worcester in our galleries or come for tonight’s production of Wild & Precious at 7pm. For more info:

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This view from Harrington Corner on Main and Front streets, show the beautiful facades of the main office and retail buildings along Main Street towards Franklin Square, c. 1895. This photograph is from the E.B. Luce Collection at WHM.
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“We hope ‘Wild and Precious’ encourages people to remember that their own personal stories are an important part in understanding LGBTQ culture and history…” – Learn more about tomorrow’s production of “Wild and Precious,” and be inspired to share your personal stories and help add to WHM’s #LGBTQ Archive. Learn more about tomorrow’s event in current issue of Worcester Magazine: http://ow.ly/yqZFi

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“This play is not just a celebration of the gay rights movement, but of that diversity which hides within us all…” – Join us for a special performance of “Wild and Precious” tomorrow evening at 7pm. #Free and open to the public, “Wild and Precious” is a celebration of the #LGBTQ experience from Stonewall to marriage equality. Find out more about this spectacular play and its relation to #Worcester in Masslive.com:

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Did you catch Freedom Summer last night on PBS? Several people from #Worcester traveled down to the South in 1963 and 1964 to register Southern Blacks to vote and begin the process of integrating public accommodations. Three of those Worcesterites were Donald P. Goynor, Hank and Kathy Chaiklin, who would later found the non-profit organization Prospect House in Worcester. This photograph, c. 1967, shows Prospect House at one if its original locations at 92 Summer Street. The organization was dedicated to social justice and civil right.
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Today in 1860: A salute of 100 guns was fired on #Worcester Common in honor of the nomination of Stephen A. Douglas for President. Douglas was a politician from Illinois and the designer of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. He was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party nominee for President in the 1860 election, losing to Republican Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in a Senate contest, noted for the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short in physical stature, but a forceful and dominant figure in politics. [Daguerreotype of Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois, c. 1840-1860, Library of Congress] #History #OTD #OnThisDay #USPoli
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