Native Americans and Julia Child: Food Traditions and Innovators in Massachusetts
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Contact: David Blackburn, 978-970-5055
LOWELL, MA — Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Film Collaborative are pleased to sponsor a series of programs focused on food traditions and innovators in Massachusetts.
On Tuesday, April 27, join us for Julie and Julia. The feature film (2009) is a comedy-drama written and directed by Nora Ephron. The film depicts events in the life of Julia Child in the early years in her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell who aspires to cook all 524 recipes from Child's cookbook during a single year, a challenge she described on her popular blog that would make her a published author. The film is being screened in partnership with the Lowell Film Collaborative and will be shown at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, at 6:30 pm. The film is free.
Whatever Happened to Julia Child’s Kitchen? Friday, April 30
To explore the kitchen’s journey to the Smithsonian, join us on Friday April 30 for a talk by Dr. Rayna Green, folklorist and Smithsonian’s curator of Julia Child’s kitchen. She will also touch upon the French Chef’s impact on the home cook in the 1960s and 70s through her cookbooks and her legendary television show produced by Boston’s PBS station, WGBH. The program is free and will be offered at Lowell National Historical Park’s Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, at 7:30 pm.
Native American Foodways in New England, May 1
For more information on these programs, please feel free to call the park at (978) 970-5000, or visit the web site at www.nps.gov/lowe.
Did You Know?
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.