Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes
While the park helps the city prepare for and celebrate the Lowell Folk Festival, the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton St. will be closed Wed July 23-Mon July 28. Also check our Operating Hours page for changes to tour and exhibit schedules. More »
Spindle City Corps Hosting Youth Summit
Contact: Sue Andrews, 978-275-1702
Spindle City Corps Hosting
Youth Summit 2008
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.
The summit attendees include: The Lowell Spindle City Corps including the Lowell Youth Partnership Theater Program, the Boston African American National Historic Site Trailblazers, Thompson Island Green Corps, Boston Harbor Islands NRA Ambassadors, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation "Branching Out", and the Groundwork Trust Green Teams of Concord, NH, Lawrence and Somerville, MA, and Providence, RI.
The event will begin at 10:00 am at Boarding House Park, French Street, Lowell and then move to the Tsongas Industrial History Center, 4th Floor of Boott Cotton Mills, 115 John Street. For more information regarding this event, please contact Amy Glowacki, 978-970-5024.
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The Youth Summit Agenda
10:15-10:45 Summit Welcome
Michael Creasey, Superintendent, Lowell National Historical Park
Representative, Community Teamwork Inc.
Robin Snyder, National Park Service Northeast Region Youth Programs Coordinator
Youth Essay Contest Winner
10:45-11:15 Participant Mixer
11:30-12:30 World Cafe at Boardinghouse Park
Each group will present an exhibit highlighting their summer. The theater group will be roving in costume.
12:45-1:30 Catered Lunch Boardinghouse Park
1:45-2:30 At Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boott Mills 4th Floor
- Closing audio-visual program
- Closing Remarks
Did You Know?
By 1850 the mills in Lowell were annually producing enough cloth to circle the earth twice!