For the May 1 edition of The New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson wrote a feature titled “What Happened to Worcester?” The sub-headline set the framework, succinctly. ‘A central Massachusetts city enabled the author’s ancestors to move into the good life of the middle class. That move is more complicated now.’
Today, Davidson was back in Worcester to give a special presentation at the Worcester Historical Museum’s annual meeting. Since his article was first published, a certain presidential candidate has been lamenting that America is no longer great and the author has joined The New Yorker as a contributing writer.
The annual meeting begins at 4:30 p.m., with Davidson’s 5 p.m. Presentation to be followed by a reception starting at 5:45 p.m. In a way, this is as good as a top journalism prize; a city’s museum and historical society, hosting a journalist after being covered.
Also, there is an auction being held to benefit the Worcester Historical Museum that ends tonight. It features the items of late local artist Emily Burling Waite.
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