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Tour the Suffolk Mill

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Date: September 16, 2010
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

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

Luis Rodriquez, a student of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, will present a 90 minute tour of the Suffolk Mill. The free 90 minute tour will begin in the Visitor Center and proceed by trolley to the Suffolk Mills and the River Transformed Exhibit there. Visitors will learn how a water turbine was used to power the machines of the 19th century textile industry and experience the sights and sounds of the mills which once earned Lowell the title "mill city".

For further information about the tour, please contact Phil Lupsiewicz at 978-275-1705 or e-mail us. Follow us on Twitter @ Lowell_NPS. For more information about 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...