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Guided Tours and Programs Lowell's Hidden History January 2011

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Date: January 4, 2011
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Guided Tours and Programs

Lowell's Hidden History

 Weekends at 2:30; 60-90 minutes in length, Free.

Join Lowell National Historical Park Rangers as they present walks and talks on numerous aspects of Lowell's history. These popular programs will be offered weekends in January and offered throughout the winter.

 

Saturday, January 8

Farm to Factory

Ever wondered how cloth is made? Before Lowell's mills began producing cloth, many in New England made cloth at home by hand. Learn to weave on hand looms in this interactive workshop! Program begins at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Sunday, January 9

Lowell: America's Early Water Laboratory

Learn about the transformation of Lowell from a rural hamlet into the premier city for the 19th century study and use of water power. Explore the historic canal system first-hand and discover its hidden influence on 21st century technology.

Saturday, January 15

Who is an American? Lowell's Immigration Stories

Do you have what it takes to become a US citizen? This lively indoor program explores the continuing story of immigration. Take the naturalization exam, recite the Oath of Allegiance, and discover artifacts that capture Lowell's immigrant voices.

Sunday, January 16

Mill Girls & Immigrants

Explore the stories of Lowell's working people and their homes on this walking tour of "the Acre,""Little Canada," and a restored boardinghouse.

Saturday, January 22

Tunes and Tales of the Mill Era

Join a park ranger to discover the history of working people in Lowell through story and song, with vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer.

Sunday, January 23

Who is American? Lowell's Immigration Stories

Do you have what it takes to become a US citizen? This lively indoor program explores the continuing story of immigration. Take the naturalization exam, recite the Oath of Allegiance, and discover artifacts that capture Lowell's immigrant voices.

Saturday, January 29

Farm to Factory

Ever wondered how cloth is made? Before Lowell's mills began producing cloth, many in New England made cloth at home by hand. Learn to weave on hand looms in this interactive workshop! Program begins at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Sunday, January 30

Lowell: America's Early Water Laboratory

Learn about the transformation of Lowell from a rural hamlet into the premier city for the 19th century study and use of water power. Explore the historic canal system first-hand and discover its hidden influence on 21st century technology.

Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.