2013 Annual Awards in Lowell Historic Preservation and Culture
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park are seeking nominations from the community for acknowledging the contributions of organizations or individuals in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage. Superintendent Celeste Bernardo stated that, "these awards give the Park and Partnership an opportunity to recognize those making major contributions to the development of this community and its historic resources. We intend to promote stewardship of these ideals for the benefit of future generations." The award recipients will be announced at the fifth annual Lowell Preservation and Cultural Heritage Awards Reception as part of Doors Open Lowell in May.
These two award categories represent the important nature of the Park's dual mission to "preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical and cultural sites" in Lowell. Two awards may be presented in each area, one to an enrolled middle through college student and one from the broader community nominees. Referring to the awards, Lowell Heritage Partnership president, Janet Leggat stated, "The Lowell Heritage Partnership was formed around cultural heritage and historic preservation, and the contributions these ideals make to the quality of life in Lowell. We look forward to again participating, with these awards going to deserving individuals and organizations that uphold the ideals we so strongly believe in."
Nominees should represent an individual or organization that has demonstrated significant contributions of time and effort to project participation and leadership.
Nominations, via the attached forms, will be accepted through Friday, March 8, 2013. A summary description with the application should not exceed two pages and include:
FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION:
For additional information, please contact Sarah Guevara by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-275-1700.
Send nominations to Sarah Guevara by Friday, March 8, 2013.
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.