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Lowell’s Hidden History Guided Tours and Programs

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Date: October 20, 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Join park rangers as they present walks and talks on numerous aspects of Lowell's history. These popular programs will be offered beginning October 16 and offered throughout the winter.

Saturday, October 23
"
Tunes and Tales of the Mill Era"
Follow the story of the people and work in Lowell from the farm to the modern era, through music, story, and song. Two-time "Grammy" nominee Alex Demas weaves this saga with vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer.  Program begins at Lowell National Historical Park Theater, 246 Market Street

Sunday, October 24
"
The Churches of Lowell"
Learn about some of Lowell
's historic churches and the people who worshiped there on this walk through Lowell's most historic neighborhoods.  This walking tour will visit the sites of St. Patrick's, Holy Trinity, St. Joseph's and St. Anne's churches. Tour starts at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street.

Saturday, October 30
"
The Churches of Lowell"
Learn about some of Lowell
's historic churches and the people who worshiped there on this walk through Lowell's most historic neighborhoods.  This walking tour will visit the sites of St. Patrick's, Holy Trinity, St. Joseph's and St. Anne's churches. Tour starts at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street.

Sunday, October 31
"
Preserving Lowell's Past"
Explore Lowell
's historic preservation efforts during this program focusing on the Hamilton Canal Project. This tour includes a walk through the Hamilton Canal District and a discussion of the National Park Service's local and national role in the historic preservation movement. Tour begins at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street.

 For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, please call 978-970-5000 or visit the Park's website at www.nps.gov/lowe.

Did You Know?

Mile of Mills, Lowell National Historical Park

The Boyden Observatory of Bloemfontein, South Africa owes its existence to Uriah Boyden who left over $200,000 at his death in 1879. Mr. Boyden, an inventor, patented an outward flow turbine. He sold it to the Appleton Mills in Lowell, MA where he worked, home of Lowell National Historical Park.