Drag Show Fundraiser with the Diamond Divas
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Drag Show Fundraiser with the Diamond Divas

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Drag Show in Winchendon

Please join us for the Winchendon History and Cultural Center’s first drag show!

DATE: August 17, 2019
TIME: 7:00 PM to midnight
WHERE: American Legion, 295 School St in Winchendon

Join us and the Diamond Divas from Lowell for a night of fun, laughter, and dancing at the WHCC's first ever drag show!!

Featuring Emma Bitch, Tequila Mockingbird, LaTrina Flush, and others!

We will have a 50/50 raffle and other auction items as well.

All ticket proceeds benefit the WHCC.

Tickets are $30. Music and dancing following the show.

We hope to see you there!

WHCC's Drag Show with the Diamond Divas

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August 24 - Paranormal Investigation at THREE Historic Properties
Aug
24
to Aug 25

August 24 - Paranormal Investigation at THREE Historic Properties

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Join us for an evening of history and paranormal investigations at three historic (and haunted!) properties in Winchendon, MA.

The WHCC now owns the Murdock Whitney Mansion, the Isaac Morse House, AND the Old Centre Church.

100% of proceeds support the WHCC and go toward the high cost of upkeep and maintenance of our 3 historic properties.

Bring your own equipment or use ours, including an SLS system (camera that maps human movement in the form of a stick figure). Check out this link for a wonderful video of one of our spirits joining an impromptu concert in the music room.

http://fun107.com/ghost-caught-on-film-making-music-in-massachusetts-mansion-video/

We are also excited to announce that we will have a special guest at the August event. Intuitive empath and evidential medium Tara McGillicuddy will be offering a gallery reading for those who would like to participate. This special addition is included in the cost of your ticket. You can find more about Tara here: www.empathnow.com or on facebook: Empath Now.

You'll get a bit of history of all three properties, we'll tell you our ghost stories, and show you some of the incredible evidence collected over the last few years.

You will break out into smaller groups, and head out with experienced paranormal investigators to see what you can find.

Tickets are $75 per person. 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM.

*For 18+ up only. If there is enough interest, we may consider a special evening for junior paranormal investigators.

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

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Casino Royale is Back!
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Casino Royale is Back!

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Get tickets to our Casino Royale Fundraiser!

It’s BACK - our annual night of fun, gambling, and mingling! As usual, we will feature blackjack, roulette, money wheel, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and hors d'oeuvres. Come join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year - now held at the MURDOCK WHITNEY MANSION.

Tickets are $25.00 per person. 

Formal or semi formal attire is encouraged!

Click below to buy your tickets. You can pick them up at the door on the night of the event.

What: Casino Royale Fundraiser
When: Saturday, September 7th, 7:00 PM to Midnight
Where: The Murdock Whitney House, 151 Front Street, Winchendon, MA
What Do I Wear?: Formal or semi formal attire 

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2019 Holiday House Tour
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Holiday House Tour

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2019 Holiday House Tour in Winchendon, MA

Please join us for one of our favorite events of the holiday season!

We have lined up a BEAUTIFUL selection of homes and buildings this year. You are sure to enjoy it!

We are also featuring the Winchendon History and Cultural Center’s newest acquisition - the OLD CENTRE CHURCH!

In the function hall on the lower level of the church, you will be able to see and enjoy beautiful holiday table settings!

This is always a fun day for us to showcase all the beautiful and historic homes in Winchendon.

Mark your calendars, this is the BIGGEST house tour yet!!

Tickets are $20, and that gets you access to ALL the homes and buildings. Tour them at your own pace, and in any order you like.

See you then!

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July 2019 0.5K Fun Run for Underachievers
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

July 2019 0.5K Fun Run for Underachievers

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

Winchendon History and Cultural Center Fun Run.jpg

Want the “Cliff Notes” version?

WHAT: A 0.5K “race”, an optional VIP “Mustache Ride” on our fancy golf cart, and a block party with live music, beer, food trucks, and shopping
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019. Start checking in at 11:00 AM, race begins at 12:00 PM
WHERE: WHCC, 151 Front St, Winchendon, MA
WHY: This is a toss up - it’s a fundraiser for the WHCC, but it’s also HILARIOUS
HOW (MUCH): Click here for tickets


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… ok, we’re still kidding. Join us for some silliness and a participation medal to raise money for the Winchendon History and Cultural Center.

Funny costumes on race day for our amusement

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 our three historic properties - the Murdock Whitney House, the Isaac Morse House, and as of 2018, the Old Centre Church.

The 2nd Annual WHCC 0.5K Fun Run will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2018 at the Winchendon History and Cultural Center at 151 Front Street.

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 12:00 PM sharp on Lincoln Ave between our two buildings (151 Front St and 135 Front St). We’ll have a table set up for registrations and other questions, and we will begin checking people in at 11:00 AM.

  • The umm, "Race", will then proceed on Lincoln Ave toward Grove St. for exactly a quarter of a mile. Why? Because at the halfway point - you'll know it when you get there - there will be a break for coffee and donuts! You might be an underachiever at running, but do you overachieve at snacks? Show your stuff!

  • When you're finished with your leisurely coffee break, you will turn around and... run BACK the way you came to finish the race in a blaze of glory.

  • After the race, though, you can hang around, 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!!!"

  • Now what? You're all full of adrenaline and good feels, you say? Great! Because this year? We're throwing a great big block party so you can keep on celebrating all afternoon. GALA (Gardner Area League of Artists) will be selling beautiful handmade art, and there will be live music, beer, food trucks, and the WHCC's annual yard sale. More details will become available as we get closer to July 20.

Coffee and donut break at the half way point of the race
0.5K Fun Run for Underachievers | Winchendon

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 register by July 1st, 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)

VIP Option

This year, we're upping our game for the 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! If you don't want to walk all the way around the park, we'll provide you with A MUSTACHE RIDE instead.

  • 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

Winchendon History and Cultural Center
151 Front Street
Winchendon, MA 01475

"RACE" CONTACT INFO

If you have any questions about this "race", click the button below.

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THE REGISTRATION FEE IS:

  • adults 18 and up – $25.00 per person

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

  • children 9 and under – free

If you register by July 1st, you will receive a T-shirt.

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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May 4 - Ghost Hunt
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

May 4 - Ghost Hunt

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Exterior shot of the Murdock Whitney House at night.jpg

This is a great opportunity to explore both of our haunted, historic homes, and guess what? We now have two SLS systems, or cameras that maps human movement in the form of a stick figure. Check out this link for a wonderful video of one of our spirits joining an impromptu concert in the music room.
http://fun107.com/ghost-caught-on-film-making-music-in-massachusetts-mansion-video/

Come and explore the haunted Murdock Whitney and Isaac Morse Houses. We provide equipment for you to use, or you're welcome to bring your own. You'll get a bit of history of both properties, and we'll tell you our ghost stories and show you some of the incredible evidence collected over the last few years. The larger group will be broken down into smaller groups, and you will be head out with experienced paranormal investigators to see what you can find. Over the course of the evening, you will also get some free time to explore both houses on your own.

Tickets are $59 per person. 6:00 PM - midnight!

For 18+ up only. If there is enough interest, we may consider a special evening for junior paranormal investigators.

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

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February 23 - Ghost Hunt
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

February 23 - Ghost Hunt

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Exterior shot of the Murdock Whitney House at night.jpg

We've added two dates for ghost hunts in 2019!

This is a great opportunity to explore both of our haunted, historic homes, and guess what? We now have two SLS systems, or cameras that maps human movement in the form of a stick figure. Check out this link for a wonderful video of one of our spirits joining an impromptu concert in the music room.
http://fun107.com/ghost-caught-on-film-making-music-in-massachusetts-mansion-video/

Come and explore the haunted Murdock Whitney and Isaac Morse Houses. We provide equipment for you to use, or you're welcome to bring your own. You'll get a bit of history of both properties, and we'll tell you our ghost stories and show you some of the incredible evidence collected over the last few years. The larger group will be broken down into smaller groups, and you will be head out with experienced paranormal investigators to see what you can find. Over the course of the evening, you will also get some free time to explore both houses on your own.

Tickets are $59 per person. 6:00 PM - midnight!

For 18+ up only. If there is enough interest, we may consider a special evening for junior paranormal investigators.

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

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

Masquerade Madness (aka Casino)

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

The event is called Masquerade Madness.

Masquerade Madness Casino Fundrasier

THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL CASINO EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE MURDOCK WHITNEY HOUSE, AND WE'VE ADDED A TWIST!

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

Attire is either formal or a costume - your choice!

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. 

Click below to buy your tickets. You can pick them up at the door on the night of the event.

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 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
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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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!

Winchendon History and Cultural Center Fun Run.jpg

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.

 
WHCC Point 5K Fun Run.jpg
 

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
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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Open for Tours
Sep
23
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
16
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
9
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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