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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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Dickens In Lowell

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"Charles Dickens and Massachusetts: Untold Stories"

2012 is the bicentennial of the birth of the English author Charles Dickens. A consortium of cultural institutions in the United Kingdom and around the world are banding together to celebrate the life, impact, and relevance of Charles Dickens in the anniversary year of his birth. Lowell National Historical Park, University of Massachusetts Lowell, the Tsongas Industrial History Center, and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have come together in partnership to contribute an exhibit to the international celebration of the bicentennial. The exhibition will highlight Dickens's relevance to the Commonwealth and New England.

Did You Know?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.