• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

National Park Service Founders Day

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Date: August 22, 2012
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, MA-This year marks the 96th Anniversary of the National Park Service and Lowell National Historical Park will join the other 397 units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th. The National Park Service was created by an act of Congress to "promote and regulate the use of the . . . national parks . . . which purpose is to conserve the scenery and natural historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

Join rangers for a morning of free activities. Get creative with arts & crafts, including stamping your own patterns onto fabric. Then ride a historic trolley, and sing along with Ranger Marieke and her ukulele as she tells tales from around the world. Expect lots of fun and special surprises!

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Arts and crafts activities

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Living History Trolley Tour

11 a.m. - 12 noon   Stories, songs, and singalongs

August 25th, 2012

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
(at 246 Market Street, with free parking at 304 Dutton Street, Lowell)

 For more information, please call Phil Lupsiewicz at 978-275-1705 or visit our web site at 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.