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January 21, 2014
Families! Fire up your imaginations at Lowell Kids Week 2014
2014 Kids Week Lowell for February school vacation.

December 23, 2013
Peter Aucella Receives Superior Service Award from the United States Department of the Interior
Assistant Superintendent Peter Aucella receives a Superior Service Award from Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach.

December 06, 2013
National Park Service Announces Winter Schedule and Holiday Hours
National Park Service Announces Winter Schedule and Holiday Hours 2013-2014.

November 26, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park’s first Artist in Residence Vassilios “Bill” Giavis Reception, December 7, 2:00pm.
Lowell National Historical Park’s first Artist in Residence Vassilios “Bill” Giavis Reception, December 7, 2:00pm.

November 26, 2013
2012 Exhibit Celebrating “Charles Dickens in Massachusetts” Receives Award
2012 Exhibit Celebrating “Charles Dickens in Massachusetts” Receives Award

November 15, 2013
The Trolley Express is Coming to Town
The Trolley Express returns for Lowell's annual Holiday Stroll & City of Lights Parade

November 05, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park honors veterans with fee free weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 9 - 11, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 9 - 11, 2013.

October 28, 2013
Weaving Bitter with the Sweet: The Meaning of Heritage for Refugees
Come join us for a film¬lm, a hands-on experience of weaving, and a facilitated conversation. Mone Saenphmmachak is a master weaver. She is also a Lao refugee, tormented by survivor guilt. Resettled in St. Louis during the 1980s, she ¬finds factory seamstress work sewing gun holsters. In her precious spare time, she weaves traditional Lao skirts and teaches the next generation of Laotian children.

September 19, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Free Museum Admission, Kids’ Activities, and Trolley Rides on September 28
National Public Lands Day, September, 2013

September 05, 2013
Join Lowell National Historical Park Artist in Residence, Vassilios Giavis for Free Painting Workshops
Join Lowell National Historical Park Artist in Residence, Vassilios Giavis for Free Painting Workshops weekends in September and October, free.

August 16, 2013
Meet Vassilios Giavis, Lowell National Historical Park’s Artist in Residence
On August 20, 2013 Lowell artist Vassilios Giavis, a member of the artist collaborative at the Brush Art Gallery & Studios, will be introduced as Lowell National Historical Park’s first Artist in Residence.

August 14, 2013
34th Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contests
34th Annual Banjo & Fiddle Contests September 7th, 2013 at Boarding House Park.

August 14, 2013
National Park Service celebrates Founders’ Day at Lowell National Historical Park August 25, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park will offer free admission to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA, all day on Sunday, August 25 in conjunction with National Park Service Founders’ Day. Visitors of all ages are welcome!

August 08, 2013
The Cultural Fabric of our Lives: A Free Global Cloth Fair
See, touch, share, create! Celebrate Lowell’s rich textile history with “The Cultural Fabric of our Lives,” a free program at Lowell National Historical Park’s Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street, Lowell, MA) on Sunday, August 25th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

June 21, 2013
Lowell, In Our Own Words: Creative Writing Workshop Series
Join a park ranger for a series of creative writing workshops inspired by your own experiences of women's history, the environment and immigration.

June 14, 2013
2013 National Park Summer Offerings in Lowell
This summer, be revolutionary. Explore the dynamic story of our nation’s Industrial Revolution on a canal, trolley, or walking tour at Lowell National Historical Park.

June 12, 2013
It’s Your City -- Come Explore! Your City Summer at Lowell National Historical Park
Your City Summer at Lowell National Historical Park, family fun for all.

May 21, 2013
2013 National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend in Lowell
2013 National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend in Lowell.

May 15, 2013
2013 Excellence Awards Recognition For Five Community Contributors
2013 Excellence Awards Recognition For Five Community Contributors at the annual park reception.

May 10, 2013
Lowell National Historical Park Receives 2013 Ticket to Ride Grant From The National Park Foundation
The Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell National Historical Park's educational partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate School of Education, has been selected to receive a 2013 "Ticket to Ride" grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks.

April 29, 2013
All in the Family: Learning from Master Musicians Apprenticeships in West African Balafon & Puerto Rican Conga Percussion
Lowell Folklife Series Presents: All in the Family: Learning from Master Musicians Apprenticeships in West African Balafon & Puerto Rican Conga Percussion Sunday, May 19, 2013

April 11, 2013
Lowell Celebrates National Park Week April 22 – 26, 2013!
National Park Week in Lowell, Massachusetts.

April 03, 2013
Spring is here and the trolleys are back!
Lowell trolleys return for 2013.

April 02, 2013
Families! Celebrate Spring at April Play-Cation 2013
Families! Celebrate Spring at April Play-Cation 2013.

March 28, 2013
Model Making in Massachusetts: Ship Models & Pipe Organs With Harold A. Burnham, Erik Ronnberg, Jr., & Greg Bover Sunday, April 21, 2013
Lowell Folklife Series

March 12, 2013
Lowell Folklife Series Presents: Women’s Singing Traditions Verónica Robles & her Mariachi Band Saturday, March 23, 2013
Lowell Folklife Series Presents: Women’s Singing Traditions, March 23, 2013.

March 01, 2013
Lowell Women’s Week 2013 “Working Together, Creating Change”
Lowell National Historical Park offerings during Lowell Women's Week 2013

February 15, 2013
2013 Annual Awards in Lowell Historic Preservation and Culture
2013 Annual Awards in Lowell Historic Preservation and Culture

February 15, 2013
"Engineer It" students meet a Globetrotter.
Students from the Wang Middle School in Lowell, MA, got a special visitor from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team.

February 06, 2013
Latin Dance and Music February 23rd, 2013 with Alexander Faria & Orquesta
February Lowell Folklife Series presents, Alexander Faria and Orquesta. February 23, 2013.

February 05, 2013
Families! Explore Your Creative Side at Lowell Kids Week 2013
2013 Lowell Kids Week. School vacation activities, February 18 -23, 2013.

January 23, 2013
Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park to Collaborate on New Public Programs about the Lowell Story
Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park to Collaborate on New Public Programs about the Lowell Story $35,000 Parker Foundation Grant Awarded to Lowell Heritage Partnership to Fund Mogan Center: Next Generation Project

January 16, 2013
Noodling: The Art of Chinese Hand-Pulled Noodles with Chef Gene Wu Monday, January 28, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Lowell Folklife Series 2013 presents: Noodling: The Art of Chinese Hand-Pulled Noodles with chef Gene Wu

January 11, 2013
Fee-Free Programs on Civil Rights & Social Justice Boott Cotton Mills Museum: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Fee-Free Programs on Civil Rights & Social Justice Boott Cotton Mills Museum: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21, 2013.

November 09, 2012
“All Aboard!” The Trolley Express is Coming to Town!
2012 Trolley Express in downtown Lowell, November 24, 2012.

November 09, 2012
Banjo Music Before Bluegrass? Lowell Folklife Series presents: Classic Style Banjo Concert
Lowell Folklife Series presents: Classic Style Banjo Concert

November 05, 2012
Lowell National Historical Park honors Veterans with fee free weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, November 10-12, 2012
In honor of Veterans Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday, November 10, through Monday, November 12, 2012.

October 11, 2012
Get Creative with Your City Saturdays at Lowell National Historical Park
Your City Saturdays, a monthly morning of free arts and crafts, stories, and songs that will engage kids and families in imagining Lowell’s past, present, and future.

October 04, 2012
Lowell National Historical Park Pilot Program Turns Rivers into Classrooms
High school students spent two days in September testing the waters of the Merrimack River and searching for macro invertebrates in another body of water, Claypit Brook.

September 20, 2012
Volunteers pitch in for National Public Lands Day September 29, 2012
Come celebrate National Public Lands Day 2012 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

September 19, 2012
September 29, 2012 National Public Lands Day
Clean up Lowell for National Public Lands day and visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum afterward, fee free.

September 12, 2012
33rd Banjo Fiddle Contests Results
Contest results

September 07, 2012
Cambodian Wood Fire Kiln with Master Ceramicist Yary Livan
Lowell Folklife Series presents: Cambodian Wood Fire Kiln with Master Ceramicist Yary Livan

August 22, 2012
National Park Service Founders Day
Founders Day Activities at Lowell National Historical Park August 25, 2012

August 02, 2012
26th Lowell Folk Festival
The 26th Lowell Folk Festival is a hit.

July 20, 2012
Dickensian Scholars Descend Upon Lowell
The international Dickens Society came to Lowell National Historical Park during the weekend of July 13-15, 2012, hosting over 55 scholars, enthusiasts, and fans of the author Charles Dickens.

July 10, 2012
26th LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE JULY 27-29, 2012
The country's largest free folk festival plans stellar lineup for it's 26th year.

June 01, 2012
National Get Outdoors Day: Explore Dickens’ Lowell
Visit the Boott Cotton Mills Museum Fee Free Saturday, June 9, 2012

May 18, 2012
National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend in Lowell
Canal boat tours on weekends and a river-related event kick off the early summer season between Memorial Day weekend and June 19, 2012.

May 17, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
Department of the Interior-led effort will provide a Military Pass for Free Access to National Parks and Other Public Lands

May 16, 2012
Celeste Bernardo Named Superintendent at Lowell National Historical Park
Celeste Bernardo Named Superintendent at Lowell National Historical Park

May 14, 2012
Hands-on learning at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell National Historical Park
Hands-on learning at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Lowell National Historical Park

May 07, 2012
The Artisan Project A Photography Exhibit of Craftsmen and Their Work
A Photography Exhibit of Craftsmen and Their Work May 11, 2012 – July 31, 2012

May 03, 2012
Sweet Happiness: Wedding Foods in India with Krina Patel
Lowell Folklife Series presents: Sweet Happiness: Wedding Foods in India with Krina Patel

April 12, 2012
“Experience Your America” and National Park Week at Lowell National Historical Park
“Experience Your America” and National Park Week at Lowell National Historical Park

March 28, 2012
Gateway Cities: When Neighborhoods Change
Lowell Folklife Series presents a screening of "Gateway Cities: When Neighborhoods Change."

March 19, 2012
2012 Annual Awards in Lowell Historic Preservation and Culture
Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park are seeking nominations from the community for acknowledging the contributions of organizations or individuals in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage.

March 14, 2012
Trolleys Return to Downtown Lowell with a St. Patrick’s Day Special Tour
Trolleys Return to Downtown Lowell with a St. Patrick’s Day Special Tour, Saturday, March 17th.

March 14, 2012
Smyrneika: Songs of the Greek Asia Minor Refugees
Lowell Folklife Series presents: Smyrneika: Songs of the Greek Asia Minor Refugees Featuring Sophia Bilides, Mal Barsamian, and Mike Gregian

March 12, 2012
Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation
Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation Exhibit at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum Opening March 30, 2012

February 28, 2012
Lowell NHP impacts local economy
Lowell National Historical Park = visitors, money and jobs for local economy

February 28, 2012
Lowell Women's Week 2012
For sixteen years, Lowell Women's Week has celebrated women--from the women who have come before us to the women of today.

February 13, 2012
Lowell Folklife Series featured in the Boston Globe
Jane Dornbusch, a writer for the Boston Globe recently attended and wrote about "Ode to Fat," part of the Lowell Folklife Series presented by Lowell National Historical Park.

February 07, 2012
Lowell Folklife Series Presents: Jorge Arce
In honor of Black History Month, the Lowell Folklife Series invites you to an Afro-Caribbean workshop with a hint of Caribbean carnival. Jorge Arce is a percussionist, educator, and native of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

January 11, 2012
Boott Cotton Mills Museum: Fee Free Days for 2012
Fee Free days announced for the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for 2012.

January 09, 2012
Lowell Folklife Series
Lowell Folklife Series presents, Ode to Fat! The Wonders of Schmaltz, Salt Pork, Olive Oil, & Ghee

December 20, 2011
National Park Service Announces Holiday Closures
National Park Service Announces Holiday Closures

December 19, 2011
Lowell student Cody Thurlow lends a hand at Virgin Islands National Park
Cody Thurlow, a senior coop student from Lowell, spent 10 days working on electrical projects at the Virgin Islands National Park.

December 19, 2011
Lowell National Historical Park is the Grand Marshal of Lowell’s City of Lights Parade
Lowell National Historical Park is selected as the 2011 Grand Marshall of the City of Lights Parade in Lowell, Massachusetts

November 09, 2011
2011 Lowell Photography Contest. Winning Photos on Display Starting November 12
2011 Lowell Photography Contest a Success: Winning Photos on Display Starting November 12

November 07, 2011
Boott Cotton Mills Museum is Fee Free for Veterans Day Weekend
Boott Cotton Mills Museum is Fee Free for Veterans Day Weekend 2011

October 28, 2011
Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Weekend at Boott Cotton Mills Museum

October 21, 2011
Native American Woodlands Folklife
Lowell Folklife Series

September 30, 2011
Jack Kerouac Exhibit Opening in Lowell
Jack Kerouac Exhibit Opening in Lowell

September 29, 2011
Rains Retreat Ceremony at Wat Buddhabhavana
Lowell Folklife Series for October. Rains Retreat Ceremony at Wat Buddhabhavana

September 28, 2011
Representative Niki Tsongas joins “River Reach” Ribbon Cutting
Representative Niki Tsongas joins “River Reach” Ribbon Cutting Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 13, 2011
Volunteers pitch in for National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day

August 31, 2011
Pickles, meat pies, lemon grass, and poppy seed cake . . .
Pickles, meat pies, lemon grass, and poppy seed cake . . . The Lowell Folklife Series continues.

August 29, 2011
The 2011 Lowell Photography Contest Extended to October 1st.
The submission deadline for the 2011 Lowell Photography Contest has been extended to October 1st, 2011. This extension provides participants an additional month to capture and submit images for the biennial contest.

August 17, 2011
NPS Advisory Board Education Committee Visits Lowell
National Park Service Advisory Board Education Committee to Meet in Lowell, August 22-24.

August 17, 2011
32nd Banjo and Fiddle Contest
32nd Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest at Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA. September 10, 2011.

August 03, 2011
Lowell Youth Join Journey on the High Seas:Friendship Sails! NYC
The National Park Service tall ship Friendship of Salem will depart from Salem, MA for New York, NY on Sunday, August 7 with a crew of volunteers, NPS staff and youth, from across Massachusetts, including three from Lowell. They are spending 2-3 days at sea, sailing to New York City where the young people will join a Youth Summit with their peers from New York City and Baltimore, MD.

July 22, 2011
25th Lowell Folk Festival
The 25th Lowell Folk Festival comes to downtown Lowell, MA July 29-31, 2011

June 27, 2011
Civil War Trading Cards
National Park Service 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR TRADING CARD Program

June 17, 2011
Fee Free Day at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum June 21
Boott Cotton Mills Museum is Fee Free June 21, 2011

June 10, 2011
Dracut Teacher Wins Grant, Collaborates with Tsongas Industrial History Center on STARS Residency
Dracut Teacher Wins Grant, Collaborates with Tsongas Industrial History Center on STARS Residency

May 20, 2011
National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend
National Park Canal Boat Tours Begin Memorial Day Weekend in Lowell.

May 12, 2011
Lowell Folklife Series continues Traditional Irish Music and Dance
Lowell Folklife Series continues with Traditional Irish Music and Dance: Three Master Teachers and Their Apprentices Perform Together.

May 06, 2011
2011 Community Excellence Awards Recognition
2011 Lowell Community Awards in Historic and Cultural Preservation

May 03, 2011
New Trolley and Traffic Signals in Downtown Lowell
The National Park Service is seeking to improve the trolley safety and operations at specific intersections within downtown Lowell.

April 29, 2011
The 2011 Lowell Photography Contest.  Explore. Snap. Win.
2011 Lowell Photography Contest.

April 15, 2011
Celebrate Cambodian New Year
April 2011, Lowell National Historical Park, in collaboration with several other organizations in Lowell, will host a series of community events focusing on the Southeast Asian community.

March 30, 2011
Guided Tours and Programs at Lowell National Historical Park April 2011
Guided Tours and Programs at Lowell National Historical Park April 2011

March 25, 2011
Seeking Spring Volunteers at Lowell National Historical Park
Seeking Spring Volunteers at Lowell National Historical Park

March 04, 2011
Tsongas Industrial History Center Offers Summer Day Camp!
2011 Tsongas Industrial History Center Offers Summer Day Camp!

March 01, 2011
Women’s Singing Traditions March 19, 2011 8:00pm
Women’s Singing Traditions: African praise songs to Irish ballads with Adjaratou Tapani Demba & Aoife Clancy

February 23, 2011
Lowell Women’s Week 2011 “Women Strength: Achievement Power Vision”
Women’s Stories. In conjunction with Lowell Women’s Week 2011, Lowell National Historical Park hosts a series of events exploring ways that women past and present have told their stories.

February 16, 2011
Calling Track & Military Cadence Calls: How a Southern African American Tradition Influenced Basic Training
No abstract supplied.

February 11, 2011
Kids Week 2011
Kids Week Lowell, MA 2011. February 21-26, 2011

February 03, 2011
Lowell's Hidden History for February 2011
Lowell's Hidden History schedule for 2011

January 24, 2011
Nominations Sought for Annual Awards in LowellHistoric Preservation and Culture
Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park are seeking nominations from the community for acknowledging the contributions of organizations or individuals in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage.

January 19, 2011
Mexican Chocolate Traditions in Massachusetts
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate & the Art of Mole

January 14, 2011
Boott Cotton Mills Museum:  Fee Free Days for 2011
Fee Free days at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for 2011

January 04, 2011
Guided Tours and Programs Lowell's Hidden History January 2011
Lowell's Hidden History Series for January 2011.

December 16, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park Announces Holiday Closures
Holiday hours for Lowell National Historical Park

November 19, 2010
Guided Tours and Programs Lowell's Hidden History
Lowell's Hidden History Program Series for December 2010

November 05, 2010
The Trolley Express is coming to town 2010
“All Aboard!”--The Trolley Express is Coming to Town! Experience the magic of The Polar Express© in Lowell! November 27th at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

October 26, 2010
CW Morey School performs a unique song for Lowell National Historical Park
Students from the C W Morey Elementary School came by Lowell National Historical Park for a trolley tour and to share a song on Monday, October 18.

October 20, 2010
NPS honors veterans with fee free day at Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Day at Boott Cotton Mills Museum

October 20, 2010
Lowell’s Hidden History Guided Tours and Programs
Guided Tours and Programs Lowell’s Hidden History Weekends at 1:00; 60-90 minutes in length, Free.

October 13, 2010
Late Fall 2010 Schedule
Late fall schedule for Lowell National Historical Park, 2010

September 16, 2010
Tour the Suffolk Mill
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lowell National Historical Park will be offering a free Spanish language tour of the Suffolk Mills on Saturday, September 25 at 2:30 P.M.

September 08, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day
2010 National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 25th celebrates service and recreation on public lands while educating volunteers about the effects of climate change on our parks.

September 03, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park Fall Hours and Tour Schedule
Beginning September 7 through October 11, the schedule of boat tours moves to weekends, with trolley tours offered weekdays.

August 31, 2010
31st Banjo & Fiddle Contest, September 11, 2010
31st Annual Banjo and Fiddle contest at Boarding House Park, Saturday, September 11 from 12 noon to 6pm. Workshops are at 10 am. All events are free.

August 09, 2010
2010 Lowell Spindle City Corps to Host Youth Summit
No abstract supplied.

August 09, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park Late Summer Hours and Tour Schedule
Lowell National Historical Park canal boat tours move to reduced daily operation rolling into the late summer season beginning August 23.

August 04, 2010
Boott Cotton Mills Museum: Fee Free for August 14 & 15, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park is waiving museum fees at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum August 14 & 15, 2010.

May 28, 2010
Canal Boat Tours Begin for 2010
Canal Boat Tours Begin on Weekends this Memorial Day.

May 28, 2010
John Whelan and Donna Hébert: The Irish-French Connection
John Whelan and Donna Hébert: The Irish-French Connection Free Concert on June 23 with Franco-American Week Events

May 14, 2010
Concord River Greenway Walking Tour
Lowell’s ‘Other’ River: Rediscovering the Concord, Walking Tour, Saturday, May 22

May 10, 2010
Preservation Movement Then and Now: Two Centuries of Historic Preservation in Massachusetts
No abstract supplied.

May 05, 2010
Award Recipients Announced Excellence in Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage
Award recipients being recognized for their accomplishments in the areas of historic preservation and cultural heritage by Lowell National Historical Park and Lowell Heritage Partnership.

May 03, 2010
Lowell National Historical Park Offerings for Doors Open Lowell 2010
No abstract supplied.

April 28, 2010
Lowell Receives Recovery Act Funds for Energy Savings in Park and Historic District
City of Lowell received a $5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act Retrofit Ramp-Up program for the “The Carbon-Neutral Lowell National Park and Preservation District initiative.”

April 22, 2010
Native Americans and Julia Child: Food Traditions and Innovators in Massachusetts
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. 

April 16, 2010
Boott Cotton Mills Museum Fee Free for National Park Week April 17-25
Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park will be Fee Free April 17-25, 2010.

April 12, 2010
National Park Week Activities In Lowell April 18 -24, 2010
National Park Week Activities In Lowell April 18 -24, 2010

March 30, 2010
River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell
River Cycle: The Concord in Lowell, a new documentary film, explores both past and present, from Native American fishing to current development of a recreational Greenway Park, April 20, 2010 @ 6:00pm

March 30, 2010
Inaugural Park Photography Contest Inspires 466 Submissions
Park visitors from eight states and three foreign countries recently submitted 466 photographs documenting Lowell National Historical Park and the City of Lowell as part of the Park’s inaugural photography contest.

March 24, 2010
Summer Day Camp 2010
Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center's 2010 Summer Day Camp enrollment begins.

March 16, 2010
Trolleys, Travel and Photography
March 20th, the park will offer special tours, there will be another program in the Lowell Travelogue Series and a reception for the Lowell Photography Contest that will round out the day.

March 16, 2010
Inaugural Lowell Photography Contest Draws Over 450 Entries March 20 Special Exhibit
Lowell National Historical Park is excited to announce the winners and finalists of the first annual Lowell Photography Contest. 

February 19, 2010
Lowell Travelogue Series
Pay a virtual visit to a different National Park location each week as Lowell National Historical Park begins its “Travelogue Series.” Plan ahead for your summer vacation or just spend some time learning about a new and exciting place that may be right in your own backyard! *All programs begin at 2:30 p.m. and are held at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, Lowell, MA unless otherwise noted.

February 19, 2010
Lowell Womens Week
Women Stories: Crystallizing Our Role in History and Our World

February 08, 2010
Music and History Celebrating African American Heritage Month
No abstract supplied.

January 27, 2010
2010 Annual Awards in Historic Preservation and Culture
No abstract supplied.

December 15, 2009
Lowell National Historical Park Holiday Hours 2009
No abstract supplied.

December 10, 2009
Dr Patrick Malone will speak about Waterpower in Lowell
No abstract supplied.

November 09, 2009
Lowell National Historical Park Honors Veterans with Fee Free Day at Boott Cotton Mills Museum
Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in honor of Veterans Day. 

November 06, 2009
All Aboard! The Trolley Express is Coming to Town!
Experience the magic of The Polar Express© in Lowell! November 28th at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

November 04, 2009
"From Here to There" A Moses Greeley Parker Lecture at Lowell National Historical Park
“From Here to There” Dr. Al DeCiccio presents a Moses Greeley Parker Lecture at Lowell National Historical Park

October 06, 2009
Lowells Young Producers Forum
Lowell’s Young Producers’ Forum celebrates Video Projects of Emerging Producers

October 01, 2009
2009 Lowell Photography Contest
A visual celebration of Lowell National Historical Park and the City of Lowell has begun with the start of the inaugural Lowell Photography Contest.

September 25, 2009
National Parks Second Century Commission Releases Report
National Parks Second Century Commission Releases Report

September 15, 2009
2009 Fall Offerings at Lowell National Historical Park
No abstract supplied.

September 14, 2009
Young Producers Forum
The final video productions of six Lowell High School students will be aired during the Young Producers' Forum on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 5PM to 7PM at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center.

August 17, 2009
Lowell Spindle City Corps to Host Youth Summit
No abstract supplied.

August 13, 2009
Teachers Immersed in Lowell National Historical Park Resources
This summer the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership of Lowell National Historical Park and its partner, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Graduate School of Education, hosted an unprecedented four weeks of residential teacher workshops. One hundred and seventeen teachers, selected from nearly 270 applicants, participated in a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) “Landmarks of American History and Culture” teacher workshop entitled “Inventing America - Lowell and the Industrial Revolution.” 

August 05, 2009
National Park Day Outdoor Film Event Tuesday August 25 2009
The National Park Service celebrates its 93rd anniversary on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 with “National Parks Day.” Lowell National Historical Park, one of the Service’s 391 units, joins in with an evening film event outside at Boarding House Park.

August 04, 2009
Spindle City Corp hard at work with Lowell Parks Conservation Trust
City Trail Project by Spindle City Corps and Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust

July 30, 2009
23rd Lowell Folk Festival
No abstract supplied.

July 22, 2009
Youth Theater Program Portrays Historical Figures at Lowell National Historical Park
No abstract supplied.

July 15, 2009
Summer of Youth at Lowell National Historical Park
Youth from throughout the greater Lowell area are involved with numerous opportunities at Lowell National Historical Park this summer. The Park’s commitment to engaging youth through partnerships is long-standing. This year, there is also a new component to the progressive series of programs that expand the bridges from seasonal employment, to understanding and appreciation of the National Park Service, to active participation in preservation, to leadership growth, and career development.

June 30, 2009
30th Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest
Banjo and fiddle players of all ages, experts and beginners alike, compete for cash prizes and trophies in this annual competition.

June 18, 2009
Park Summer Hours and Program Schedule
Lowell National Historical Park summer hours and tour schedule for 2009.

June 15, 2009
Boott Cotton Mills Museum Fee Free
Boott Cotton Mills Museum: Three Fee Free Summer Weekends.

May 11, 2009
Doors Open Lowell 2009
8th Annual Celebration of Lowell's architectural heritage takes place May 15-17, 2009.

April 17, 2009
National Park Week Happenings in Lowell
No abstract supplied.

March 31, 2009
Summer Camp Offerings
Tsongas Industrial History Center Offers Summer Day Camp!

March 23, 2009
First Bloom
First Bloom Project Partners Gather to Create Hands-on Opportunities for Children to Discover and Engage with National Parks in their Community.

March 19, 2009
America's Best Idea Partners Present "Lowell's Young Producers"
No abstract supplied.

March 18, 2009
"At Home. With You."
100th Anniversary exhibit of the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell April 4 to September, 2009

March 11, 2009
Lowell National Historical Park announces it's Spring 2009 hours of operation
Spring Hours of Operation from March 15-May 22, 2009.

February 20, 2009
Lowell Women's Week 2009
Lowell National Historical Park will be hosting the following five programs as part of Lowell Women’s Week 2009.

February 13, 2009
Lincoln's Butler
“Lincoln’s Butler,” a free multi-media presentation by Reverend Sawtelle will take place on Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm in the Visitor Center theater at Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market Street, Lowell.

February 13, 2009
Commemoration of the Legendary Tuskegee Airmen
The legendary Tuskegee Airmen will be remembered and honored at a special free African American Heritage Month program on February 19 at 1:00 p.m.

February 13, 2009
Trolley System Feasibility Study Consultant Named
TranSystems/Stone Consulting & Design, a transportation consulting firm in Warren, PA, was selected as the project consultant to undertake a feasibility study of the expansion of the Park’s trolley system.

February 06, 2009
Spindle City Corps Year Round Program Underway
No abstract supplied.

January 28, 2009
What's New About the Past: Lincoln comes to Lowell
What’s New About the Past: Did you know that Lincoln visited Lowell?

January 28, 2009
Kids Week 2009
Kids Week 2009 February 14-21, 2009

January 07, 2009
Mike Wurm Retires
Mike Wurm, Lowell Volunteer Coordinator Retires

December 17, 2008
Lowell National Historical Park holiday hours
Holiday Hours at Lowell National Historical Park

December 10, 2008
Bach and More
Come and enjoy a program that makes for a memorable evening to recharge the emotional batteries and get into the holiday spirit!

December 03, 2008
Lowell National Historical Park takes Mayors Award at the City of Lights Parade
Lowell National Historical Park staff, volunteers, and families at Lowell's City of Light's parade with the "Mayor's Award" float celebrating the Park's 30th anniversary.

November 19, 2008
Sharon Kennedy solo performance as mill girl Mary Margaret O'Connell
Sharon Kennedy portrays Mary Margaret O’Connell: Lowell Mill Girl. A performance bringing to life the experiences of an 1847 Irish mill girl in Lowell, Massachusetts.

November 17, 2008
Confluence Exhibit Opening
Lowell National Historical Park plays host to the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust with their exhibit opening on the current construction of the Concord River Greenway.  

November 07, 2008
Trolley Express is coming
“All Aboard!”--The Trolley Express is Coming to Town! Experience the magic of The Polar Express© in Lowell! November 29th at 12:00 and 1:00pm

October 16, 2008
Traces of the Trade
No abstract supplied.

October 15, 2008
Lowell receives award from the AASLH
2007 Exhibit celebrating Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” receives the American Association of State and Local History award.

September 09, 2008
LOWELL BRIDGES: An exhibit on the photography of Karen Westphalen
A photographic journey of the bridges of Lowell presented in tandem with an AutoCAD exhibit by students of Greater Lowell Vocational and Technical School.

September 08, 2008
29th Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest Winners
29th Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest Winners.

August 12, 2008
Spindle City Corps Hosting Youth Summit
Spindle City Corps Hosting Youth Summit 2008 In Lowell On Saturday, August 16, 2008 the Lowell Spindle City Corps will host a gathering and celebration of approximately 175 members, team leaders, and families of youth environmental programs from throughout New England. The Lowell Spindle City Corps is a partnership among Lowell National Historical Park and Community Teamwork, Inc. The team members are participants in summer programs with a hands-on focus toward completing environmental projects in urban settings as well as incorporating environmental education and leadership development into the curriculum. 

July 29, 2008
National Park Travelers Club Coming to Lowell National Historical Park
No abstract supplied.

July 29, 2008
22nd Annual Lowell Folk Festival
The Lowell Folk Festival and the city of Lowell welcomed tens of thousands of visitors from Friday evening through Sunday, July 25 – 27. Twenty-five traditional performance groups provided music and more at six stages.

July 16, 2008
Youth Theater Program at Lowell National Historical Park
As part of this summer’s Youth Theater Program ten students have researched or created their own composite characters from Lowell’s heyday.

July 15, 2008
Meet Eleanor Roosevelt Advocate for Universal Human Rights
Eleanor Roosevelt, whose life and influence have spanned the greater part of the 20th century, is brought to life by Elena Dodd, in a one-woman theater performance.

July 07, 2008
Amelia's Last Lecture
No abstract supplied.

June 24, 2008
Lowell NHP reflects on the past looks to the future during 30th Anniversary
No abstract supplied.

May 30, 2008
100 year old canal lock opens to tours
For the first time since 1901, Lowell National Historical Park, guided a canal boat through the city's Swamp Locks, making the 13-foot drop on the Pawtucket Canal into the "industrial canyon."

April 24, 2008
Get Your Stewardship -Kicks- in Lowell in 2008
Volunteer cleanup and stewardship opportunities at Lowell National Historical Park.

March 06, 2008
The Urban Naturalist Series
Lowell National Historical Park presents the Urban Naturalist Series, March and April, 2008.

March 04, 2008
Spring 2008 Volunteer Call Out
No abstract supplied.

March 03, 2008
Trolleys Return Photo Opportunity
Photo Opportunity. The Lowell National Historical Park trolleys return to the streets of Lowell, signifying a sure sign of the return of spring.

March 03, 2008
Lowell Summer Music Series announces partial 2008 lineup
Lowell Summer Music Series announces first six performers for the 2008 music series.

February 01, 2008
Kids Week 2008
No abstract supplied.

December 19, 2007
Holiday Hours during the Holidays 2007
In observance of the upcoming holidays, Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center will close early on Monday, December 24th at 2:00 pm and will remain closed all day on December 25, 2007. Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday, December 24, and will reopen at 9 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 26.  The park will also be closed on January 1, 2008, New Year’s Day.

December 19, 2007
Lowell National Historical Park contributes to White House Christmas Tree
No abstract supplied.

December 10, 2007
Lowell Canalwater Cleaners receive grants
No abstract supplied.

October 09, 2007
Ieri e Oggi Yesterday and Today
Enjoy the history of the Italian Community of Lowell at the National Park’s new website:

October 04, 2007
Last Chance to See On the Road In Lowell
Last chance to see the Jack Kerouac On the Road in Lowell scroll and exhibit.

October 02, 2007
2007-2008 Winter Hours
Late Fall and Winter Hours 2007-2008 at Lowell National Historical Park

September 28, 2007
Author Chaim M Rosenberg to speak at Lowell National Historical Park
Chaim M Rosenberg author of Goods for Sale to speak at Lowell National Historical Park

September 04, 2007
Fall Offerings
Fall Offerings and Hours of Operation

August 28, 2007
Trolley Track Costruction
Lowell’s Trolleys going off line August 27 – September 21

August 21, 2007
28th ANNUAL BANJO AND FIDDLE CONTESTS
No abstract supplied.

August 16, 2007
Youth Summit 2007 Hosted by Lowell Spindle City Corps
On Saturday, August 18, 2007 the Lowell Spindle City Corps will host a gathering and celebration of approximately 150 members, team leaders, and families of youth environmental programs from throughout New England as well as Denver, Colorado. 

August 10, 2007
Teacher to Teacher Workshop at Lowell
Approximately 75 teachers representing 12 states across the country gathered at Lowell National Historical Park on August 6 and 7 for a U.S. Department of Education Teacher-to-Teacher Workshop.

August 07, 2007
On the Road comes home to Lowell Ma
No abstract supplied.

May 17, 2007
2007 Jack Kerouace Scroll Exhibit
No abstract supplied.

April 26, 2007
Cambodian American Opera Project Where elephants weep
The Cambodian American Opera Project partnership is bringing a cultural celebration to Lowell, Massachusetts this week.

April 18, 2007
Earth Day Plus
No abstract supplied.

April 12, 2007
Tsongas Industrial History Center
Week–long summer day camp sessions are being offered by the Tsongas Industrial History Center, a hands-on education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Lowell National Historical Park located at the Boott Cotton Mill Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:00 pm. Summer camp programs are designed and staffed by professional educators from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park with a ratio of one staff member for each 8-10 children.

April 10, 2007
Doors Open Lowell
No abstract supplied.

April 02, 2007
Centralville Stories
No abstract supplied.

March 14, 2007
National Park Service Centennial Initiative
National Park Service Centennial Initiative Listening Sessions Announced

February 22, 2007
2007 Spring Volunteer Call
No abstract supplied.

February 05, 2007
Kids Week 2007
The theme for Kids’ Week in Lowell 2007 is Travel, Adventure & Fun! Get on the road in Lowell and join Lowell Parks and Recreation, American Textile History Museum, New England Quilt Museum, Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Police Department, Pollard Memorial Library, and others for a fun-filled week of activities, games, crafts, entertainment, and storytelling during February school vacation week.

January 29, 2007
Western Canal Community Forum
Western Canal Community Forum Thursday, February 15, 2007, 6:30-8:30pm

January 17, 2007
Women's Week Lowell 2007
Lowell National Historical Park schedule of events for the 2007 Women's Week Lowell. March 3rd through 11th.

November 29, 2006
Winter Hours of Operation
Winter Hours 2006-2007

November 04, 2006
Thank You to Canal Cleanup Volunteers
On Sunday October 29, 2006 over 180 Volunteers participated in Great Canal Cleanup - 2006 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

November 04, 2006
Thank You Volunteers for Lowell Canal Cleanup
On Sunday, October 29 over 180 volunteers participated in Great Canal Cleanup – 2006.

October 25, 2006
Great Canal Cleanup - 2006 Rescheduled to Sunday, October 29
Great Canal Cleanup Rescheduled to Sunday October 29

October 05, 2006
Major effort focused on cleaning up Lowell's canals and Canalway system
Congressman Meehan, City Officials, Lowell National Historical Park Superintendent and Boott Hydropower to unveil a major effort focused on cleaning up Lowell's canals and Canalway system.

Did You Know?

Historic etching, Lowell National Historical park

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.