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2012 Exhibit Celebrating “Charles Dickens in Massachusetts” Receives Award

an image of Charles Dickens in the center.  the word "Dickens" appears in the upper left hand corner.  The image is of a painting of Dickens in his early 20's. He has black hair and holds a pen in his right hand as he looks up from a document he is writing.
Photo of the painting from the exhibit "Dickens & Massachusetts"
NPS/Phil Lupsiewicz

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News Release Date: November 26, 2013
Contact: David Blackburn, 978-970-5055
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

The exhibit “Charles Dickens in Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation” was hosted in Lowell in 2012. The exhibit has since been recognized by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with their ‘Leadership in History’ award at their national conference.


Join Lowell National Historical Park and the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Friday, December 6th, at 4:00 pm for a reception acknowledging the award and the continued celebration of Dickens as a distinguished author. UML and the Park continue to connect the Dickens story to a local and international audience. This event will unveil an exhibit panel at the National Park Visitor Center recognizing the author’s visit to Lowell. It will also mark the release of a multi-faceted website, created by UML, based on the research, images, and artifacts used in the Charles Dickens exhibit. The website explores Dickens’ fame as a writer and his impressions of Massachusetts and New England from his 1842 visit.

The reception is free and is located at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street in downtown Lowell. For information on the event, please contact David Blackburn at (978) 970-5055. For information on Lowell National Historical Park, visit our web site at www/nps.gov/lowe, or call 978-970-5000.

Visit the UMass Lowell Legacy Page.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.