"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?
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.