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Lowell Women’s Week 2011 “Women Strength: Achievement Power Vision”

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Date: February 23, 2011
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

 Lowell Women's Week 2011

"Women Strength: Achievement Power Vision"

Sunday February 27, 2011 thru Saturday March 19, 2011

Women's Stories. In conjunction with Lowell Women's Week 2011, Lowell National Historical Park hosts a series of events exploring ways that women past and present have told their stories. Please visit www. lowellwomensweek.org for a full list of participating organizations and schedule of events taking place throughout the city.

Tuesday, March 1 7:00-9:00pm

The Lowell Film Collaborative presents a special film screening of ""Iron Jawed Angels"

Follow the true story of a group of passionate, dynamic young women who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote! 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 5th 2:30-3:30pm  Park Ranger JoAnn Marcos 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. Tour begins at the Visitor Center and end with a tour of the Boott Boarding House.Walking involved.

Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St. Lowell MA.

Info: JoAnn Marcos, 978-275-1779 or joann_marcos@nps.gov

Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:30-2:30pm Ellen Frost, Lowell National Historical Park Costume Coordinator presents "Lowell Mill Girls, Stories in Cloth"

What can cloth and clothing tell us about life in Lowell over 150 years ago? Join us for a hands-on costume workshop with Ellen Frost, park Costume Coordinator, as we step back in time to explore what the Mills Girls wore. Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

246 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852. For more information contact Emily Levine at emily_levine@nps.gov or (978) 970-5025.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 2:30-3:30pm

Park Ranger Emily Levine presents "Mill Girls, Speak for Yourselves!"

Hear the stories of workers and visitors of Lowell! Dressed as a Mill Girl of the 1840's, park ranger Emily Levine will reveal what these individuals had to say about daily life and work through their own letters and articles. Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

246 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852. For more information contact Emily Levine at Emily_levine@nps.gov or (978) 970-5025.

Tuesday, March 8 7:00-9:00pm

The Arts League of Lowell, Lowell National Historical Park, & The Lowell Film Collaborative presents a Film Screening -- "Who Does She Think She Is"

This documentary features five courageous women who navigate problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art, nurturing children and family, and keeping the creative fire burning within. Complete details at www.LowellFilmCollaborative.org. Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center

246 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852. For more information, contact Suzzanne Cromwell at lowellfilmcollaborative@live.com or 617-306-7556.

Saturday, March 12 11:00am-12:30pm

Park Ranger Emily Levine presents "Oral History Workshop: Preserving Your Family Stories"

 This workshop will inspire and prepare you to record your family memories through oral history. Covers techniques for questioning, recording, and sharing interviews – learn the basics or share your own experiences! Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center 246 Market St. Lowell, MA 01852. For more information contact Emily Levine at Emily_levine@nps.gov or (978) 970-5025.

Saturday March 19 8:00-10:00pm

Lowell National Historical Park presents a program of the 2011 Lowell Folklife Series "Women's Singing Traditions: Irish folk songs and Greek cabaret with Aoife Clancy and Sophia Bilides" In celebration of Women's Month, Lowell National Historical Park invites you to a concert of Irish and African praise songs, featuring two remarkable female vocalists, Aoife Clancy and Tampani Demba.   Location: Lowell National Historical Park, Boott Cotton Mills Events Center, 115 John Street, Lowell MA. For more information contact (978) 970-5000.

For a complete listing of the Lowell Women's Week 2011 program check out the March calendar under Schedule of events on www.nps.gov/lowe

Did You Know?

Lowell, MA

Gamblers today can buy a "lucky cologne" which has its origins in the heart of Lowell National Historical Park. One of several local patent medicine companies, E.W. Hoyt & Co. produced personal products like Rubifoam tooth cleaner and Hoyt's German Cologne on Middlesex Street during the late 1800's.