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Lowell Women's Week 2009

Mogan Cultural Center: a restored mill boarding house
Mogan Center, site of one of 2009 Lowell Women's Week programs
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News Release Date: February 20, 2009
Contact: JoAnn Marcos, 978-275-1779

Lowell Women’s Week 2009

“Women Leading Change in our Hearts, Homes, and World”

Sunday March 1, 2009 thru Saturday March 8, 2009

Lowell National Historical Park will be hosting the following five programs as part of Lowell Women’s Week 2009.

Sunday, March 1, 2009 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Parker Lecture Series presents “The Murder of Mary Bean” with Historian Elizabeth A. DeWolfe.
Historian Elizabeth DeWolfe tells the story of textile operative Mary Bean whose 1849 death captivated New England in newspapers and sensational fiction. Bean’s murder revealed how wage-earning mill girls were not only in danger, but themselves were a threat to society. Location: Lowell National Historical Park, Visitor Center 246 Market Street, Lowell MA.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lowell Film Collaborative presents a special film screening of “Girls Rock!”
 “Girls Rock!” traces the powerful journey of four 8-18 year-old girls who seek to change their lives at the renowned Rock-n-Roll Camp for Girls. Come partake in their inspiring transformation! Location: Lowell National Park Visitor Center Theater, 246 Market Street, Lowell MA. Info: Suzzanne Cromwell, 617-306-7556 or visit www.lowellfilmcollaborative.org

Saturday, March 7, 2009 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Park Ranger Jim Roberts presents “Evelyn Longman Batchelder: Forgotten Master Sculptor of the Twentieth Century”
Sculptor Evelyn Longman studied under Daniel Chester French and contributed to the Lincoln Memorial. During this lecture and walking tour you will see her two works in the Lowell Cemetery, the Louisa Wells Memorial and the Storey Memorial. Location: Lowell Cemetery, 77 Knapp Ave., Lowell MA. Info: JoAnn Marcos, 978-275-1779

Saturday, March 7, 2009 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Park Ranger Tess Shatzer presents
“The Forgotten Women of Lowell: The Boardinghouse Keepers”: Learn about the daily lives of the Boardinghouse Keeper. Gain insight into these women, the nature of their work and the challenges they face every day. Visit a working weave room and learn about the relationship between the workplace and the keeper. Location: Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, 40 French Street, Lowell. Info: JoAnn Marcos, 979-275-1779                                                                 

Saturday, March 7, 2009 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lowell Park Ranger Alex Demas presents “Lowell Mill Girl Music Concert”
Learn about the daily lives of the mill girls through music. Join Lowell Park Ranger, Alex Demas, and hear some wonderful mill girl songs performed with his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mountain dulcimer. Gain insight into these women, the nature of their work and the challenges they face every day. Location: Lowell National Historical Park, Boot Cotton Mills Museum Event Center, 2nd floor, 115 John Street, Lowell. Info: JoAnn Marcos, 979-275-1779 or joann_marcos@nps.gov

For a complete listing of the Lowell Women’s Week 2009 program, check here.

Did You Know?

Weave Room, Lowell National Historical Park

By 1850 the mills in Lowell were annually producing enough cloth to circle the earth twice!