Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA - Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, 2011 in honor of Veterans Day.Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar stated "Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world."
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at 115 John Street.Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit to the Park at the Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. While there, information is also available about many other park offerings and cultural attractions in the City.
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 during these same weekends, please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.