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Lowell Women's Week 2012

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Date: February 28, 2012
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Contact: Emily Levine, 978-970-5025

 Lowell Women's Week 2012

"All Our Voices"

March 4 - March 12, 2012

 All Our Voices:In conjunction with Lowell Women's Week 2012, Lowell National Historical Park hosts a series of events exploring diverse women's voices, past and present. Please visit www. lowellwomensweek.org for a full list of participating organizations and schedule of events taking place throughout the city.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Tsongas Industrial History Center 20th Anniversary program presents: Marcia Estabrook, "An Evening with the Mill Girls of Lowell."Meet three mill workers who have different perspectives on their work in the mills.
Location: Events Center, 2nd floor, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA

8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Candlelight boardinghouse tour at Mogan Cultural Center. To register for this event, please email: tihc@uml.edu or call 978-970-5080.

Saturday, March 10, 2011 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Presented By: Jack Herlihy, Museum Specialist "Love Letters from the Heart." This program will feature stories from letters written by a

Lowell , MA Civil War Soldier, George Fox, and his sister Diana, to Mary Brockway, in Sutton Vermont .Explore the lives of these mid-nineteenth century 20-year-olds as they struggle through the early Civil War years.
Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St. Lowell MA.

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

Saturday March 10, 2:30-3:30pm Park Ranger JoAnn Marcos presents "Lowell Remembers." Take a stroll with a park ranger and learn about Lowell's connection with the Civil War. 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 11, 1:00-3:00pm

Lowell National Historical Park presents a special film screening of "Made in LA." The Emmy award-winning feature documentary (70 min) that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.
Location: Lowell National Park Visitor Center Theater, 246 Market Street, Lowell MA. Info: Emily Levine, (978) 275-1780 or visit www.nps.gov/lowe


Post Women's Week events:

Saturday March 24, 10:00-3:00pm
Tsongas Industrial History Center presents:"The Mass Memories Road Show." It's a chance to join your neighbors and friends as we collect photos that show the history of the people, places, and memories of Lowell for a digital archive and website. Location: Events Center, 2nd floor, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA. To register for this event, please email: tihc@uml.edu or call 978-970-5080.

Saturday March 24, 8:00-10:00pm

Lowell National Historical Park presents a program of the 2012 Lowell Folklife Series"Smyrneika: Songs of the Greek Asia Minor Refugees Women's with Sophia Bilides" In celebration of Women's Month, Lowell National Historical Park invites you to a concert of Sophia Bilides, who will sing songs of her Anatolian Greek heritage, including the Greek cabaret tradition of Smyrneika. Location: Lowell National Historical Park, Visitor Center, 246 Market 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?

Mile of Mills, Lowell, MA

Francis Cabot Lowell died before his colleagues began planning the industrial city of unprecedented order and scale that would eventually be named Lowell, Massachusetts.