Course Description: This course will encourage participants to reevaluate the landscape (buildings, pars, cemeteries) with which we interact every day. Let us introduce you to the stories and architecture that makes Worcester like no other place. Examine aspects of Worcester’s rise to prominence in the 19th and early 20th centuries; discover the people who made it happen. Learn more about the architecture, history, and notoriety of Worcester’s buildings and neighborhoods. You will enjoy access to areas not open to the general public. Weekly walks include walking by the canal; Crown Hill and the Greek Revival Style; Worcester Common and Worcester City Hall; Bancroft Heights and Bancroft Tower; and Hope Cemetery. Participation on these walks involve walking for an hour and half with some stairs and hills.
Worcester’s Best: A Guide to the City’s Architectural Heritage, Knowlton, E. B. and Gibson-Quigley, S.
Worcester: Preservation Worcester, 1996 (second edition). Available from Preservation Worcester for $18.00, paperback
GROUP LEADERS: .Preservation Worcester Docents with expertise in each of the neighborhoods and Megan Blomgren, Director of Education.
Course fee: $40.00
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609