Mechanics Hall: Symbol of Pride and Industry

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Provider:
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)
Provider Set:
National Park Service
Level:
Primary, Secondary
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Lesson Plans, Readings
Media Format:
Graphics/Photos, Text/HTML
Abstract:

traces the history of Mechanics Hall and Worcester back to the industrial revolution. Built by the mechanics association for classes, public debates, lectures, and entertainment, the hall opened in 1857 as showcase of innovative building techniques and mechanical systems. It remained the center of Worcester's cultural life into the mid-20th century.

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