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  • Spring Community Day 2019: Heroes and Villains

    Heroes and Villains Community Day 2019 logo

    Saturday, April 13, 10am–4pm
    Free with Museum admission

    Who are your Heroes? Who are your Villains?

    Art often tells stories, and many famous stories have heroes and villains. Whatever form heroes take — from characters with superhuman powers to ordinary people who act heroically in extraordinary times — they always spark the imagination and stir the heart. And, of course, no good story lacks conflict and with it the villain who is the reflection of the hero.

    WAM's Spring Community Day spotlights a wide variety of heroes, as well as their inevitable counterparts — villains — from throughout history, cultures, and galaxies.

    Come dressed as your favorite hero or villain! Prizes awarded for best costumes at 3:15pm.
    Reminder: Masks, weapons, and backpacks must be checked prior to entering the Museum's galleries.

    A Jam-Packed Day of Fun!


    Selfie Station* — 10am–3:45pm, Salisbury Hall
    Art Cart: Design Your own Heraldry — 10am–1pm & 1:30pm–3:30pm, Salisbury Hall
    Art Cart: Draw a Knight, Draw a Samurai — 10am–Noon & 12:30pm–3:30pm, Medieval Gallery


    The Dogfather, Pangea Cuisines, and T. C. Scoops — 11am–3pm, Lancaster Street


    Lecture: The Heroes and Villains of Ancient Greece and Rome — Noon, Conference Room
    Zip Tour: What's a Hero? What's a Villain? Heroes and Villains in Art — 1pm, Lancaster Welcome Center


    Lightsaber Demonstration: The Light & the Dark—which one will win? — 10:15am, 12:30pm, & 2:30pm, Café
    Celt vs Roman: Examine how the two cultures lived and fought together for 500+ years — 11am, Conference Room
    Samurai Warrior: Discover Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū, the oldest Japanese martial arts school — 11:30am & 1:30pm, Café
    Arming a Knight: Soldiers of the Company of the Wolfe Argent help their man-at-arms dress for battle in his armor — 2pm, Conference Room


    National Guard Vehicle — 10am–3:45pm, Lancaster Street
    WALK Service Dogs — 10:30am–12:30pm, Lancaster Welcome Center
    Story Time — 10:30am–11am, McDonough Court
    Worcester Police Department Mounted Unit (weather permitting) — 10:30am–1:30pm, Tuckerman Lot/Stoddard Courtyard
    Worcester Fire Department: Touch-a Truck — 11am–Noon, Tuckerman Lot
    Have Caricature Artist, Don Landgren, draw your portrait — 11am–1pm, Renaissance Court
    Pianist Paul Buono, Jr. performs “Hero and Villain Tunes” — 1pm–3pm, Renaissance Court
    Costume Challenge Awards given to best hero and best villain — 3:15pm, Café
    Diversity Officers of Worcester — 11am, Lancaster Welcome Center

    Events subject to change.

    * No selfie sticks in the galleries please.

    DOWNLOAD: Heroes and Villains Community Day Schedule

    DOWNLOAD: Heroes and Villains Community Day Flyer

    Sponsored by: Webster Five logo

    A family in costume for Heroes and Villains Day Two men demonstrating combat with lightsabers Children gathered around a lady reading from a story book An open fire truck parked in WAM parking lot and a friendly fireman