During the Meiji (enlightened rule) period (1868 -1912) when power was restored back to the emperor from the samurai class, Japan underwent rapid modernization that established a thriving industrial sector and a powerful national army and navy. Though the Meiji period is best known for dramatic domestic reforms, its modernization also involved presenting the nation on the international stage through the beauty of its arts. Facing the World features magnificent lacquerware that represented Japan at international expositions in Paris and San Francisco as well as prints reflecting Japan's accelerated growth at home and abroad.
Image: The Second Exhibition At The Tokyo National Museum In Ueno Park, Ando Hiroshige III, 1863-1894, colored woodblock print, Oban (each): 37.5 x 25.3 cm (14 3/4 x 9 15/16 in.), Oban Triptych: 37.5 x 75.9 cm (14 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.), Harriet B. Bancroft Fund, 1989.136
When: Sep 3, 2016 12am to Apr 16, 2017 12am in Worcester, MA Cost: Free with Museum admission
Turtles take amazing journeys and they need your help along the way. Have you ever spied a Swiss Army Turtle? Or tracked a turtle with radio telemetry? Wander through a life-size board game and see firsthand what it's like to travel through a turtles terrain. This fun-filled, interactive exhibit provides a turtle's eye-view of life in the slow lane.
When: Sep 17, 2016 12am to May 7, 2017 12am in Worcester, MA Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Fun Food Factory offers a wide variety of pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, hors d ouvre and hot entrees to make you next event or party a big success. Create a customized menu for every occasion. Low minimum orders, free local delivery.
Worcester Massachusetts is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth" and is New England's second largest city with a population of over 170 thousand people of many diverse backgrounds and heritages. Worcester was incorporated first as a township in 1722 and then as a city in 1848. Worcester covers a land area of 37.5 square miles.
Worcester is a city steeped in history-General Washington rode through here, Abraham Lincoln slept here and John Adams taught school here. The valentine card got its beginnings here as did the first experiments in rockets by the famed Robert H. Goddard. The birth control pill was invented here!
The city is well noted for its fine educational and cultural facilities which include Worcester State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Assumption College, Clark University, Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It hosts the acclaimed Worcester Music Festival which is the nation's oldest annual festival and has been ongoing since 1858. Since the late 1980's biotechnology has been vital to Worcester's economy.
With all of its institutes of higher learning and biotechnology Worcester is none the less a predominantly residential city. Within its boundaries are more than 1200 acres of city owned park land and fifty public schools to educate its more than 20 thousand children. Worcester is a city that is extremely proud of its past and secure with its future.
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