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As the major exhibition planned for the Museum’s 150th anniversary year, Beyond the New Township: Wooster Square features more than two hundred artifacts, manuscripts, architectural drawings, maps, planning documents, photographs, and personal effects. The exhibition will explore the Wooster Square neighborhood’s architectural, historical, and cultural significance as seen through events and individuals that contributed to its development. The rise and fall of industrial New Haven as well as the story of immigration can be seen in Wooster Square, the City’s manufacturing hub during the 19th and early 20th centuries, but today known for its Cherry Blossom Festival and Wooster Street restaurants. Efforts to save the neighborhood from redevelopment, including its fabled square and significant architecture, rallied the city’s preservationists, leading to its designation as the City’s first local historic district in 1970 and its listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.