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  • 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 »

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    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

Lowell Folklife Series

The Lowell Folklife Series presents free public events throughout the year featuring traditional craft, music, dance, and foodways.

Download the 2013 rack card.

Event Description Location & Date
Fee or Reservation
Noodling: The Art of Chinese Hand-pulled Noodles with Chef Gene Wu. More
Foodways Event Center Theater @ Boott Cotton Mill. Monday January 28, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Latin Dance Night with
Alexander Faria & el Quinteto
. More
Music & dance
Counting House @ Boott Cotton Mill Saturday February 23, 2013 7:00 p.m. Dance lesson @ 7; live music @ 8
Women's Singing Traditions
Veronica Robles & her
Mariachi band.
Music Visitor Center Theater
Saturday March 23, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Model Making in Mass. Ship models and pipe organs with Harold A. Burnham, Erik Ronnberg , and Greg Bover of CB Fisk.More Poster.
Crafts Visitor Center Theater
Sunday April 21, 2013 @ 3:30 p.m.
All in the Family: Learning from Master Musicians. West African Balafon & Puerto Rican Congas. More. Poster
Music Visitor Center Theater
Sunday May 19 2013@ 2:30 p.m.


Some events take place within the Lowell National Historical Park (in the visitor center theatre or Boott Mills event center), while others are held in community venues, e.g., church halls, theatres, and social clubs. On occasion, we take out the park's hybrid bus for tours to local ethnic markets and annual events marking cultural and religious ceremonies.

The Lowell Folklife Series is a partnership of Lowell National Historical Park and the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Folk Arts & Heritage Program.


Did You Know?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.