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    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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The Trolley Express is Coming to Town

The Trolley Express 2013
Rangers interact with families onboard the "Trolley Express."
NPS/Phil Lupsiewicz

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News Release Date: November 15, 2013
Contact: Joann Marcos, 978-275-1779
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

***The Trolley Express is full. we will not be taking any more reservations. The City of Lights & Holiday Stroll offers many exciting family events.***




Lowell, MA.
Experience the magic of Trolley Express aboard the Lowell National Historical Park Trolley. The round-trip adventure is free and departs from the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. While riding the rails, listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's classic children's story, The Polar Express©. Sing songs, ring bells, and receive something special to take home!  Join ranger elves to make a holiday craft at the end of the line.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations will be accepted beginning Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 4:30 p.m. or until all spaces have been reserved. To make your reservations, call 978-970-5000.

The Trolley Express is presented in conjunction with Lowell's annual City of Lights Parade and Holiday Festival.Families can partake in numerous fun activities as Downtown Lowell comes to life for the holiday season.For a complete list of City of Lights activities, visit http://lowell.org/pages/cityoflights.aspx.

For more information about the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000.

 

Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...