At Worcester Historical Museum today at 3pm:
Secrets and Stories of the Oread Castle, and the Life of Eli Thayer
Built in 1849, the Gothic castle of the Oread Institute used to tower over Main South from its hilltop perch. Founded by reformist and statesman Eli Thayer, the Institute was one of the first womens colleges in America.
Join the Friends of Hope Cemetery for their annual winter lecture as Preservation Worcester Docent Jan Parent discusses the history of the Oread Insitutes castle, and Historian and Interim Director of the Office of Government and Community Relations at the College of the Holy Cross John Anderson explores the life of Eli Thayer.
Cost: Free for Friends of Hope Cemetery and Museum Members, General Public $5
Eli Thayer is buried at Hope Cemetery; you can find him in the Hope Cemetery walking tour at #17