Lowell Folklife Series featured in the Boston Globe
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Jane Dornbusch, a writer for the Boston Globe recently attended and wrote about "Ode to Fat," part of the Lowell Folklife Series presented by Lowell National Historical Park. The Lowell Folklife Series presents free public events throughout the year featuring traditional craft, music, dance, and foodways. The series is curated by folklorist Maggie Holtzberg, who draws from over a decade of folklore field research within Massachusetts many diverse communities. Ongoing field research continues, with the goal of supporting, promoting, and building cross-cultural appreciation for the expressive traditions of a diverse populace.
The Lowell Folklife Series is a partnership of Lowell National Historical Park and the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Folk Arts & Heritage Program. [www.massfolkarts.org]
Did You Know?
There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...