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Auburn, MA 01501
Phone: (508) 832-8300
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Arts & Museums
Promotes African culture and history through artistic, educational and social activities.
Dedicated to preserving Worcester's history in all time periods.
Artwork from five millennia of world cultures.
The EcoTarium is an excellent place to learn about the ecosystem. The EcoTarium studies on nature and the flora and fauna kingdom. The museum has indoor and outdoor exhibits of natural history as well as animals in their natural habitats. They offer various educational programs, nature trails and other interesting activities that will help you get acquainted with nature. For further details, do visit their website.
Now a renowned museum, the General Artemas Ward House is a beautiful historic property. The property of this house at Shrewsbury also includes a four levels barn, which is popular as the largest structure of New England. This former home, is now open to the public by the Harvard University as a museum that contains it's beauty and preserves. The house is visible to the tourists for a few hours during summers.
Bigelow Tavern Historic District is located at 60, 64 and 65 Worcester Street in West Boylston, Massachusetts. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was built in the 1770s by Deacon Amariah Bigelow. As time passed by, the original building was redone by the members of West Boylston Historical Society.
Old Sturbridge Village has been a staple for schoolchildren and families in New England since 1946. This 200-acre (81-hectare) living history museum features beautiful grounds with buildings transported to Sturbridge, Massachusetts from all around the Northeast. Your tour of the property begins at the Visitor Center where you can see special exhibits and videos about life in early 19th-century New England. Step inside any of the buildings and you will find historians dressed in period costumes explaining the origins of the structures and their role in the community. There are over 40 buildings on the property, including a schoolhouse, gristmill, smithery, bake shop, law office, printers and typical 1830s-style homes. There is an on-site restaurant, the Oliver Wight Tavern, where you can enjoy lunch or brunch on the weekends. In springtime, children will love to see the newborn lambs and cows!
Originally a dry goods store in the early 1800's, this building is now the home to Glocester Heritage Society's Living Museum & Visitors' Center. See demonstrations of various old-time crafts like spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking.
Get to know the story of French-Canadian immigrants and the city's textile manufacturing history at the Museum of Work and Culture. Explore the 19th-century farmhouse to the mill and find interesting exhibits that are educational and interactive. This period museum is indeed a local gem and a must visit when in town.
St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center is the home of one of the largest collections of fresco paintings in North America. Hundreds of frescos cover the wall and ceiling. The frescos were painted by a small, Italian artist named Guido Nicheri.
"The Danforth educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the Museum School, and a variety of community outreach programs."