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Worcester County’s Cultural Legacy

From orchestras to theatre troupes to jazz ensembles to dance companies, Worcester County’s diverse cultural heritage is inextricably linked to the historical venues in which these groups performed. These photos pay tribute to the many talents who have graced our venerable stages over the years.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Mechanics Hall, 1920s; The Nite-Hawks Jazz Band; Worcester Variety Orchestra, 1920; Marching band outside the Fitchburg Theatre in 1950; Worcester Mechanical, Electrical, and Textile Expo at Mechanics Hall, 1910; Whitney Opera House cast, 1892.

Photos from the collections of the Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA, www.worcesterhistory.org. Special thanks to Robyn Christensen.

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