Open for Tours
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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0.5K Fun Run for Underachievers
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

0.5K Fun Run for Underachievers

The Winchendon History and Cultural Center 0.5K Fun Run – let’s not over do it!

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Join your fellow underachievers for a day (ok, really it’s more like 10 minutes) of blood, sweat, and tears… we’re kidding… athletic prowess, glory, and… oh, ok, we’re still kidding. Join us for some silliness and your very own participation medal to raise money for the Winchendon History and Cultural Center.

We’re a federally registered 501(c)(3). We run on donations and fundraising efforts. Every penny we earn goes directly toward the care and upkeep of both properties and our museum. We regularly schedule cultural programs, special events, and exhibits held throughout the year. 

The 1st Annual WHCC 0.5K Fun Run will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the GAR (Monument) Park in Winchendon.

This race is intended to be a silly, tongue-in-cheek event poking fun at a typical 5K race.

Here are the details!

  • The umm, "run" will begin at GAR Park, just across from the Winchendon Council on Aging building at 9:00 AM sharp. Oh, there we go – we’re kidding again. We hate mornings, too! You can start any time after checking in with us. We’ll have a table set up on the Murdock Ave side of the park for last minute registrations, to collect your t-shirt, or for any other questions.

  • The umm, "race", will then proceed around the park in a loop, because, who knew?! the GAR Park is exactly 0.5K around.

  • When you complete your loop, you will finish in a blaze of glory.

  • You can hang around for an hour or so, reliving the close calls, bragging to your friends, taking selfies to post on social media "I DID IT!!! I'M A FINISHER!! LOOK AT ME!!!" but then… you’ve got to go. We’re closing up shop at 10:00 AM. Lucky for you, we have a suggestion though…

  • Head straight down Grove St to Central St, and you will run into the Winchendon Fall Festival. More on that here.

Goodies and Fun Stuff!

  • All finishers will receive a pretentious, cheap, gold plastic medal JUST FOR PARTICIPATING. (Everyone gets recognized for their achievement at this event, no matter how bad you are, because we are all about positivity and self-worth.)

  • If you are one of the first 50 people to register, you will receive a t-shirt.

  • Everyone who registers will be entered into a pool to win prizes through a random draw.

  • Coffee and donut station at the halfway point for carb-loading and relaxing.

  • We strongly encourage you to wear a funny costume on race day. There are no prizes – if we’re being honest, this is mostly for our own amusement.

  • Medical Tent. Or maybe just some bandaids.

  • Much, much, much more (as we think of ridiculous things to add or, rather, as we convince people to do the ridiculous things we have already thought of)

  • IF YOU DIDN’T REGISTER EARLY ENOUGH TO GET A T-SHIRT - AND WHO DOESN'T WANT ONE OF THESE BAD LARRIES - YOU MAY PURCHASE ONE ON RACE DAY TO BE PICKED UP AT THE WINCHENDON HISTORY AND CULTURAL CENTER 2-3 WEEKS AFTER THE RACE.

 
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VIP Option

  • Don't feel like running? Don't think you can make it the full 546 yards? Then you should be a VIP.

  • On the day of the race, for an additional $5, you don't even have to run! How awesome is that?!

  • The official WHCC 0.5K shuttle is… a highly decorated golf cart! Or maybe the infamous “Thunder Chicken!” You'll have to wait and see! But, if you don't want to walk all the way around the park, we'll shuttle you!

  • You still get your participation medal, and all of the other goodies.

  • But the best thing is, we will probably poke fun at you the whole way. Are you up for a good roasting, VIP? Because we think you are very special.

Please join us for a unique event that promises to be full of fun and fundraising for the Winchendon History and Cultural Center!


PLACE

GAR (Monument) Park
Murdock Ave
Winchendon, MA 01475

"RACE" CONTACT INFO

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THE REGISTRATION FEE IS:

  • adults 18 and up – $20.00 per person

  • children 10-17 years old – $10.00 per person

  • children 9 and under – free

T-SHIRTs ARE SOLD OUT. If interested, you will be able to purchase one on the day of the race to be picked up 2-3 weeks later.

Everyone who completes the race will get a participation medal and be entered into a pool to win prizes through a random draw.

Please click here to download the ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.

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Open for Tours
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Masquerade Madness (aka Casino)
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Masquerade Madness (aka Casino)

Masquerade Madness

Looking for Casino? We're shaking things up a little bit!

This year's annual casino event will be held at the Murdock Whitney House, and we've added a twist!

The event is called Masquerade Madness.

What does that mean for you? Choose your outfit!

This year, the house will be decorated for Halloween and costumes are encouraged!

Should you decided not to wear a costume, you may go in the usual formal attire, BUT you must wear a mask. It's up to you!

As usual, there will be a bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle + silent auction. 

There will also be a costume contest. The cost to enter is $5, and the winner will split the cash prize 50/50 with the WHCC.

Tickets are $25.00 per person. 

Tickets are available by calling Peggy at 561-459-9484 or stopping by the Lavender Leopard at 269 School St.

What: Masquerade Madness
When: Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 PM to Midnight
Where: The Murdock Whitney House, 151 Spring Street, Winchendon, MA
What Do I Wear?: Formal attire with a mask OR a Halloween costume
Why: Because it's the biggest fundraiser we do all year and we need your support! Oh, and because we're decorating the house for Halloween!

 

 

 

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Open for Tours
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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October 2018 Paranormal "Novice Night" Ghost Hunt
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

October 2018 Paranormal "Novice Night" Ghost Hunt

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Curious about Ghost Hunting shows on television, but maybe you’re not sure where or how to try it yourself?

This is your chance!

The Winchendon History and Cultural Center is now hosting “Novice Nights”.

No equipment or experience needed - we will supply everything you need.

You will receive a short tour and history of both properties - the Murdock-Whitney House and the Isaac Morse House.  

We’ll tell you our ghost stories. Then we’ll turn you loose to see what you can find!

Tickets are $30 per person. 

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Antiques Appraisal Day
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Antiques Appraisal Day

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Wayne Tuiskula of Central Mass Auctions will be at the Murdock Whitney House Museum on Sunday, October 28 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Wayne is an auctioneer and appraiser, and the author of the Antiquities column which appears regularly in the Winchendon Courier

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Open for Tours
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Sep
2
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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August 2018 Paranormal "Novice Night" Ghost Hunt
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

August 2018 Paranormal "Novice Night" Ghost Hunt

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  • Google Calendar ICS
Exterior shot of the Murdock Whitney House at night.jpg

Curious about Ghost Hunting shows on television, but maybe you’re not sure where or how to try it yourself?

This is your chance!

The Winchendon History and Cultural Center is now hosting “Novice Nights”.

No equipment or experience needed - we will supply everything you need.

You will receive a short tour and history of both properties - the Murdock-Whitney House and the Isaac Morse House.  

We’ll tell you our ghost stories. Then we’ll turn you loose to see what you can find!

Tickets are $30 per person. 

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Open for Tours
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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July 2018 Paranormal "Pro Night" Ghost Hunt
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

July 2018 Paranormal "Pro Night" Ghost Hunt

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Exterior shot of the Murdock Whitney House at night.jpg

Pros, this one is for you!

Come and explore the haunted Murdock Whitney and Isaac Morse Houses.

We have some equipment that you're welcome to use, but we expect you will probably want to bring your own. We will provide you with a short history of the properties, answer any questions you may have, and then you're off on your own, free to explore both homes and see what you can find!

We're capping attendance at 15 people, but you will split up between the two houses (32 rooms, plus two basements, so don't worry about bumping into each other unless you want to!)

This is a unique opportunity for a small group event!

Only two dates available - July 28 and November 17.

Tickets are $60 per person.

Click "get tickets" and then choose "Paranormal Ghost Hunts" to book your spot!

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Open for Tours
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Open for Tours
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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Join us on Saturday, July 7th! Live Music, Yard Sale, Ice Cream!
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Join us on Saturday, July 7th! Live Music, Yard Sale, Ice Cream!

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Join us on July 7th for a special afternoon and evening of activities at the WHCC!

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On Saturday, July 7th, the Winchendon History and Cultural Center will be open from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM with several special events on offer!

Seppie's will be open from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM for ice cream.

We will also be holding a yard sale from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM to raise funds for the maintenance and upkeep of both houses at the WHCC.  Have anything you want to donate? We would love to accept clean "sellable" stuff! Drop it off at the museum anytime before then, at the side entry door.

From 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Shades of Gray, the Civil War Era Camp Band, will be making a special appearance. You may have seen them before at one of our summer pig roasts - they are always lots of fun, and not to be missed! 

Lastly, both houses will be open for tours from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, so come soak up the ambiance of our historic homes and explore our amazing collection of artifacts. 

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

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Open for Tours
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Open for Tours

  • Winchendon History and Cultural Center (map)
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Join us for a tour of the Murdock Whitney House!

We are open for guided tours from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoons from June 1st through October 31st.

Tours during the off season can be requested by calling the museum to make an appointment: 978-833-3025.

Thank you!

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