Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes
While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »
Kids Week 2009
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Kids Week 2009
Lowell, MA. Join Lowell Parks and Recreation, American Textile History Museum, New England Quilt Museum, Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Police Department, Pollard Memorial Library, and others for a fun-filled week of activities, games, crafts, entertainment, and storytelling during February school vacation week. Here is a sample of the offerings.
Take “A Musical Journey” with Lowell National Historical Park Ranger and musician Alex Demas as he performs his blend of mill girl, animal, cowboy, and nonsense songs with banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mountain dulcimer.
Discover “Masks from Around the World” with Brush Gallery artist Lolita Demers. Learn how masks are used and have developed in different areas of the world such as Egypt, Africa, China, Cambodia, and in the United States.
“Bark, Meow, Tweet”: a Family Story Time. Come to the Pollard Memorial Library and join in a family story time all about pets! Listen to stories, sing songs, and play some games that celebrate our animal friends. Bring your favorite stuffedcritter for our Parade of Pets
Create your own Recycled Sculpture! Make your own tabletop sculptures using found objects and recycled materials. Not sure what to do with those left over paper towel rolls and old magazines? Bring your own reusable objects and create a recycled masterpiece. Additional materials will be provided.
Gypsy Moonwith Charlotte Ciaraldi, independent artist: Create a three dimensional moon with stars to take home. Using fabric, paper, wire and color you will design a fun mobile. The focus is on having fun!
Activities throughout the week include sing-a-longs, writing classes, discovery workshops, swimming, safety classes, story times, play days at Jump On In!, and bingo & pizza.
A full schedule of all events, including registration needed for specific programs, is available at American Textile History Museum, Barnes & Noble Downtown, Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, Girls and Boys Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, Lowell Parks and Recreation Dept.
Did You Know?
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.