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Walking Peace Tour of Worcester
June 12 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Walking Tour of Worcester's Peace History June 12, 2 p.m.
This unique tour celebrates some of the city's many peacemaking forebearers. Come learn about the strategic peace of Massasoit, Great Sachem of Wampanoag peoples. Meet the Black laborer whose case ended slavery in Massachusetts. Hear the stirring speeches of abolitionists and advocates for the rights of women and immigrants. Dramatic re-enactments and audience participation make for a lively as well as informative tour along Worcesters' Main Street. Walk starts at Lincoln Square and finishes at City Hall. Approximately 1.5 hours. Parking available in lot across from Worcester Auditorium.
This program is free, but we do request that you please register so we get a headcount. Thank you!
The walking tour of Worcester’s Peace history, put on by the Center for Nonviolent Solutions, was a wonderful excursion into Worcester’s inspiring history of activism for peace, and racial and gender equality. The lecturers and actors did a superb job in bringing to life the citizens of Worcester who fought for these great causes, from colonial times to the modern day . . .
These dynamic and inspiring stories, creatively told, immersed us in Worcester's vital role in American history. We gained new insights and appreciation of our city and its people while walking down Main Street.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.