National Park Service celebrates Founders’ Day at Lowell National Historical Park August 25, 2013
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
LOWELL, MA —This year marks the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service and Lowell National Historical Park will join the other 400+ units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th. Each year the National Park Service celebrates its birthday and everyone is invited to join the party! Americans can be proud that the United States was the first country in the world to set aside its most significant places as national parks so that they could be enjoyed by all.
In addition to free admission to the Boott Cotton Mills, see, touch, share, and create! Celebrate Lowell's rich textile history with "Lowell's Cloth Traditions: A Celebration of our Communities," a free program at Lowell National Historical Park's Boott Cotton Mills Museum from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Discover the vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and fascinating stories behind Lowell's cloth traditions.From the clothes we wear to traditional methods of weaving and dyeing passed between generations, textiles play a central role in the lives of people around the world.
For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/loweor call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events during these same days, please visithttp://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
Did You Know?
The population of Lowell grew dramatically during the years of industrial expansion-rising from about 2,500 in 1826 to more than 33,000 in 1850, when Lowell was the second largest city in Massachusetts.