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Arts & Museums
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.
Artwork from five millennia of world cultures.
Dedicated to preserving Worcester's history in all time periods.
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.
Promotes African culture and history through artistic, educational and social activities.
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.
"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."
Founded in 1925 and houses American and European paints, prints, drawings and much more. The also host temporary exhibitions.
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!
Located in a 10,000 square foot facility, this private collection of over 6,000 original World War II artifacts on exhibit is the largest of anywhere in the world. The items, from the Versailles Treaty, ending World War I, to the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials, ending World War II, include 83 mannequins with complete original uniforms and equipment, letters and documents, including Hitler's draft of the Munich agreement, the first message alerting armed forces of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Montgomery's address to the troops before El Alamein, the complete plans for the D-Day invasion in Normandy and MacArthur's draft of the Japanese surrender terms, sabotage equipment, an American Sherman tank from the North African campaign, a German Goliath tank from Normandy, handguns, small spy weapons, and Patton's battle helmet.
This museum features more than 3 million stamps, and extensice library, and interesting exhibits.
Built in 1768, this was the former home and tavern of Isaac Jones, one of Weston's famous citizens and for six generations of the Jones family after him. The Gold Ball Tavern has been a museum ever since the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960s. This handsome structure is reminiscent of an 18th-century tavern as its original interiors are retained and is full of history. Get a glimpse of the Revolutionary era with stories of the spies, tea party and more which are interesting. One of the key highlights of this unique museum is its yearly outdoor antiques show which supports the restoration and development of this fine building. Appointments are a must to visit the museum.