Webster Five Donates $10,000 to Worcester Historical Museum
(April 26, 2021) Webster, MA – The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of the Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $10,000 to the Worcester Historical Museum. The donation will help support the creation of the Major Taylor Museum to honor the legacy of Worcester’s Marshall “Major” Taylor, the first African American world champion in cycling.
The Major Taylor Museum will be an educational and interactive institution, housed within the rehabilitated 175-year-old Worcester Courthouse Building on Main Street. The 1,700 square foot space, along with supplemental programming by Worcester Historical Museum and Major Taylor Association, will tell the story of Taylor’s life and career as a world-famous athlete, advocate for social and racial equality, and resident of Worcester for over three decades. The funds provided by this donation support the fabrication and installation of the museum.
Donald F. Doyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five, stated, “We are excited to be a part of the creation of the Major Taylor Museum. Major Taylor’s history and impact on our community cannot be understated, and we are eager to see his accomplishments and legacy brought to life in this new museum.”
William Wallace, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, stated, “We are grateful for Webster Five’s passion in helping us bring Major Taylor’s story to our community through the creation of this museum where current and future generations can learn about his life and be inspired by his accomplishments.”