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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center: 40 French Street

Since opening in 1989, the mission of the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center has been to "tell the human story of Lowell" through community-sponsored exhibits, projects and programs. Located at 40 French Street, the center is in a renovated brick building that was originally a corporation boarding house block for young women working in the textile mills.

The Center is named for Dr. Patrick J. Mogan, an educator and public visionary who believed the city of Lowell could serve as an active agent for helping people reconnect to their cultural traditions and be a model for other communities around the nation. He was a leader in the successful effort to create Lowell National Historical Park.

The Center today forms a bridge between the city, its community groups, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Lowell National Historical Park, with a focus to play a positive role among groups and advance cultural and historical activities within the city.

Located within the Center are:

The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, providing visitors an opportunity to discover the lives of the young women and thousands of immigrants who worked in Lowell's Mills.

The Center for Lowell History, a University of Massachusetts Lowell library with a focused emphasis on preservation and research collections related to Lowell.

The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors' Bureau, a partner of Lowell National Historical Park

The Angkor Dance Troupe, a not-for-profit cultural organization preserving Cambodian dance traditions.

Hours of Operation, daily, 1:30pm-5:00pm.

NOTE, this does not include University of Massachusetts Center for Lowell History which is only
open Monday - Friday 9am - 5 pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm.

Located at 40 French Street, Lowell, Massachusetts.

Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

Protests came to Lowell in the mid-1830s. Mill management...twice reduced the take-home pay of women workers. Faced with growing inventories and falling prices, owners believed the only way to sustain profits was to cut labor costs. The mill workers were not willing to accept this logic.