As the city prepares for President Barack Obama's arrival and his speech at Worcester Technical High School's graduation ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, there are memories kept safely stored in Worcester's American Antiquarian Society (AAS) of another United States President's visit. More than 100 years ago on April 3, 1910, President William Howard Taft visited Worcester to speak about labor issues to a Joint Meeting of Brotherhoods in Train Service at Mechanics Hall on Main Street. The AAS is home to the Theodore Clemens Wohlbrück archive in Massachusetts, which includes several photos Taft and images of Main Street decorated in preparation of his visit.


(Photo: Worcester Historical Society Handout)