Mechanics Hall

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The Worcester County Mechanics Association was formed as a non-profit organization in 1842 for the purpose of educating the city's industrial workers. The Association began to provide classes in the mechanical arts as well as cultural and political events for all members of the community.

In addition, the Association provided financially for disabled individuals, for members' widows and for families. It also offered educational scholarships.

Today, the Worcester County Mechanics Association remains a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the Hall and maintain it as a community venue and world-class performance space.

Mission statement

The mission of the Worcester County Mechanics Association is to preserve Mechanics Hall, America's finest pre-Civil War concert hall, as a surviving testament to the craftsmanship and prosperity of Worcester's industrial roots, and to enhance the city's sense of community and pride by opening the Hall as our grandest gathering place for public, corporate, non-profit, cultural, educational and private events.