Community Resources Links

3Museums.org

www.3museums.org The Collaboration of Tower Hill, Fruitlands Museum and the Museum of Russian Icons. Explore amazing collections of American and Russian art and an extraordinary garden paradise! Visit all three in one Day—and discover extraordinary treasures within a few miles.

American Association of Museums

aam.jpgwww.aam-us.org The American Association of Museums brings museums together, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. AAM is dedicated to ensuring that museums remain a vital part of the American landscape, connecting people with the greatest achievements of the human experience, past, present and future.

American Public Gardens Association

apga_logo.gifwww.publicgardens.org Founded in 1940 as the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, APGA adopted a new name in 2006. APGA is committed to increasing the knowledge of public garden professionals throughout North America through information sharing, professional development, networking, public awareness, and research so they have the tools to effectively serve visitors and members.

Blue Star Museums

BSM.gifhttp://www.nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums The Blue Star Museums Initiative, of the National Endowment for the Arts, is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,500 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tower Hill Botanic Garden extends this benefit throughout the year.

Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau

cma_logo.gifwww.centralmass.org The Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau is responsible for promoting the Central Massachusetts region as a convention and meeting site and a tourist destination. CMCVB is dedicated to promoting Central Massachusetts to the general public, convention and meeting planners, and tour groups.

Johnny Appleseed Trail of North Central Massachusetts

www.appleseed.org The Johnny Appleseed Trail of North Central Massachusetts runs along Route 2 between the historic "Freedom" Trail and the very popular "Mohawk" Trail. The Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center, the gateway to the trail, is located on the westbound side of Route 2 in Lancaster, MA approximately 45 minutes west of Boston.

Massachusetts Cultural Council

MCC.gifwww.massculturalcouncil.org The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

MAvacation.gifwww.massvacation.com The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, a state agency, supplies information by regional tourism councils, travel businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The WOO Card

woo-card.gifwww.woocard.org WOO Card is a program designed to open the door to Worcester County's vibrant creative community!