Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.
Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »
Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.
The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »
Lowell National Historical Park Offerings for Doors Open Lowell 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
LOWELL, MA —On May 13 through May 15, Lowell is throwing open its doors again during National Preservation Month. The ninth offering of Doors Open Lowell provides an inside look at numerous historic buildings, many not normally open to the public. The buildings, located throughout Lowell’s downtown historic district, will be open Friday evening or Saturday. Doors Open Lowell is sponsored by Lowell Historic Board, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Heritage Partnership, City of Lowell, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Cultural Organization of Lowell.
Doors Open events happen annually in over 47 countries and Lowell was the first city in the United States to launch this prestigious event dedicated to built heritage, architecture, and design in 2002. For more information on the international participation in “Doors Open” visit MSNBC at: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36508215/ns/travel-tips/During Doors Open Lowell 2010, here is a look at the offerings of Lowell National Historical Park:
Thursday May 13 at Boott Cotton Mills Museum 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday, May 14
Saturday, May 15
Ongoing park operations
Doors Open Lowell is a celebration of urban living and culture where people and preservation have made Lowell a creative and exciting place to live and work. Tour everything from residential lofts in 19th century commercial buildings to offices and homes within former textile mills to historic civic and community buildings still in use today. Look for returning favorites this year as well as exciting new additions to the roster of participating buildings.
Did You Know?
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.