• Ann Marie Shea, C.J. Posk, Lynne McKenney Lydick, Kaitlyn E. Murphy In conversation at 20th annual meeting
  • Proclamation for Women's Equality Day on August 26 read at City Council meeting by Mayor Petty and presented to president Ann Marie Shea. L to R: Mary Oroszko, Mayor Petty, Ann Marie Shea, Kathleen Comer, Pam Bobay.
  • Gathering at Liberty Farm with Annette Rafferty, Lynne McKenney Lydick, Eli Freedman b. 1917, Park Ranger Chuck Arning and back row with Thomas Lydick and Judy Freedman Fask.
  • The Gleasons at June luncheon in Concord.

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The site of the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in 1850, and home to Abby Kelley Foster, radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist.

Did you know it happened in Worcester County?

Victoria C. Woodhull spoke at Mechanics Hall in 1872.

The Worcester Women’s History Project (WWHP) is a nonprofit all-volunteer educational organization dedicated to celebrating and documenting the contribution of women to the history, social fabric and culture of Worcester and beyond.

We remember our past to better shape our future.