Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.
Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »
Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.
The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »
31st Banjo & Fiddle Contest, September 11, 2010
Results from the 31st Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests.
There were 80 entries; furthest from Mountain View, AK.
Old time Fiddle:
Banjo & Fiddle:
Old Time Banjo:
Contact: Alex Demas, 978-970-5028
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
The sounds of bluegrass, dixieland, old time mountain picking, and the strains of ethnic dance tunes from all over the world will flow from Boarding House Park in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Saturday, September 11, 2010, during the annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests. The public is invited to a full day of music, food and family fun. The event is free and donations will are welcomed. Free workshops on mountain dulcimer, old-time fiddle, old-time banjo, twin and bluegrass fiddle, and bluegrass banjo begin at 10:00 a.m. The contests begin at noon and continue throughout the afternoon. Pre-registration for contestants is suggested. A printable “Contestant Registration Form” is available here.
Did You Know?
There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...