Concert Venue sights in Massachusetts
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This hall took shape in 1857 on the orders of the Worcester County Mechanics Association, a group of artisans and small business owners that typified Worcester’s inventive and industrial strength in the mid-19th-century. Boasting superb acoustics and housing the historic Hook Organ, Mechanics Hall is regarded as the finest standing pre-Civil War concert hall in the US. Notable speakers have included Henry David Thoreau, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. Restored in 1977, the hall is still used for concerts (Yo-Yo Ma, jazz), lectures and recording sessions, some of them free. Call for information on visiting hours.