A Look Back at the Early Days of WWHP


Founding of Worcester Women’s History Project


Incorporation September 27, 1995

Election of first Steering Committee October 2, 1995

Launching on October 23, 1995, Worcester City Hall Plaza

First meeting of Steering Committee November 30, 1995


Sojourner Truth a one-woman show at Emmanuel Baptist Church

Reclaiming Our Heritage Colloquium at AAS

Native Daughter on Worcester poet Elizabeth Bishop at WPL


Washed-Up Middle-aged Women Underground Railway Theater, co-sponsored and presented at Quinsigamond CC

A Conversation with Susan B. Anthony and Eleanor Roosevelt at Worcester Historical Museum

On the Road to 2000 commemorating the 147th anniversary of the first National Woman's Rights Convention


Dedication of Plaque October 23 at site of first National Woman’s Rights Convention 1850, Brinley Hall, now 340 Main Street

Dinner With the Dead Ladies: Reviving Women's History in the Classroom - Compiled educational binder of women's history resources for schools

Dessert With the Dead Ladies at Mechanics Hall, dramatization of women who attended 1850 Convention


Four Women’s Portraits – Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Abby Kelley Foster, Lucy Stone - installed in Mechanics Hall

Women's History 101 at WPL, two films shown, John McClymer of Assumption College discussed new book This High and Holy Moment: The First National Woman's Rights Convention, Worcester, 1850

Celebrate Women month-long exhibit at WPL emphasizing the historical contributions of women in Worcester County

Tea@Tatnuck at Tatnuck Bookseller


Dedication of Plaque at Tuckerman Hall, former site of the Worcester Woman's Club, for its architect, Josephine Wright Chapman, for Women's History Heritage Trail

Women's Voices, a collaboration of WWHP with the Master Singers of Worcester and Preservation Worcester

Newspapers in Education a collaboration with the Worcester Telegram & Gazette; featured profiles of fifteen notable Worcester county women noted in Women's History Heritage Trail booklet along with curriculum guides

Reclaiming Our Heritage: Worcester Women's History, 1850 exhibit opening and press conference

Women 2000, a celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850, held at Mechanics Hall & Centrum Centre, October 20-22, 2000. Speakers, presentations, workshops, music, exhibits, road race, conference for teachers, dinner Honoring Worcester’s Best and two performances of Angels & Infidels

Published Date: 
February 18, 2014