In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the King Center in Atlanta is sponsoring a "Let Freedom Ring" ringing of bells for peace event. All across the country, bells will be ringing throughout the day in honor of Dr. King's commitment to peace and non-violence. Here in Lowell, listen for the bells at 11:45 a.m. Park rangers will join in ringing the bells at St. Anne's Church on Merrimack Street and St. Patrick's Church on Suffolk Street.
At 2 p.m., join us at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street) for a talk on the contributions of Lowell's African-American community during the formation and early years of the city of Lowell. The talk will focus on the power of individuals to take a stand and make a difference in the community in which they live.
Following the talk, join a ranger and listen to music inspired by Frederick Douglass' 1894 visit to Lowell. Be a part of the continuing tradition of using music as a way of bringing people together by creating a song about civil rights and social justice today.
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum will be fee-free all day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at the park visitor center at 304 Dutton Street (about a 10-15 minute walk to the Boot Cotton Mills Museum), or paid parking parking is available nearby at city parking garages and metered locations.
For any questions, please give us a call at (978) 970-5000.