• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Lowell Receives Recovery Act Funds for Energy Savings in Park and Historic District

DOE Grant
Grant presentation at Lawrence Mills Park
Phil Lupsiewicz/NPS

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Date: April 28, 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced that the City of Lowell received a $5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act Retrofit Ramp-Up program for the “The Carbon-Neutral Lowell National Park and Preservation District initiative.” The grant will support programs to increase energy efficiency in historic buildings around the downtown historic preservation district and Lowell National Historical Park. The application seeks to provide a model for pairing historic preservation with increased reductions in energy consumption.

Additional information available at:
• http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/vice-president-biden-kicks-five-days-earth-day-activities-with-announcement-major-n
• http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/news_detail.cfm/news_id=15959
• http://kerry.senate.gov/cfm/record.cfm?id=324010

Photo included.

Grant presentation at Lawrence Mills Park with (from left to right)
Superintendent Michael Creasey, Ass’t. City Manager Adam Baacke, City Manager Bernie Lynch, Senator John Kerry, Mayor James Milinazzo, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, City Councilor Ed “Bud” Caulfield.

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

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...