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Lowell National Historical Park honors veterans with fee free weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 9 - 11, 2013

Gray, granite monument with an American Flag on each side. Inscription: "Dedicated to Veterans of All Wars."
Veterans Monument
Richard P Howe, Jr.

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News Release Date: November 5, 2013
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, MAIn honor of Veterans Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday, November 9, through Monday, November 11, 2013.Lowell National Historical Park would like to invite our communities to visit this weekend to learn more about the history, heritage and people of Lowell.

Lowell is well known for textile products. However, Lowell's factories and mills produced products from ammunition cartridges to inflatable buildings used by our modern military.Veterans can share their stories with other visitors and park rangers and share their experiences in our Reflections Room at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

The Boott Cotton Mills Museum tells the story of America's Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. The museum includes an operating 1920's weaveroom, is currently open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events this weekend, please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Did You Know?

Industrial Canyon, Lowell, MA

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.