Trolleys Out of Service until Saturday August 23
Due to repair work, the trolleys will not be running until Saturday, August 23. Daily boat tours will still be running, with a 1/4 mile walk from the visitor center. The 2:30 trolley tour will be offered as a walking tour. More info at 978-970-5000.
Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium upate.
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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.
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?
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.