Historical Site Bulletins

The following brochures are available here in Adobe PDF format. They can be viewed online and are designed to be printed on 8.5" x 14" paper.

A picture of the Merrimack River with a bridge in the distance
The Merrimack River: The might Merrimack! An important part of Lowell's history and its future.
A photo of a young woman who looks unhappy as she works in the factories
Mill Girls: Girls from all over New England game to work in the factories of Lowell. Read about their incredible stories!
A picture of a door and stairs leading into a factory boardinghouse
The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit & The Boardinghouse System: Life in the mills was only part of the story of the mill girls and immigrants who worked in Lowell for life continued at home in the boardinghouse!
A photo of a small brick building across from Lowell High School
Capital and the Agents House: Agents played very important behind the scenes roles in factories all over Lowell during the Industrial Revolution. Find out more about them in this brochure!
A brick building with a green banner that reads Wannalancit Mill

Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit: Lowell was a city built on waterpower, but how was it harnessed? Who figured out the mechanics of it?

A picture of the green and grey bell tower of Saint Patrick's church
The Acre: Have you ever heard of the Acre? Always wondered what it was? Then this is the brochure for you!
Two men drive a yellow and green trolley car on rail road tracks through downtown Lowell
The Trolleys: A staple of transportation in Lowell from the 1800s all the way up to today!
A picture of Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac: Considered the father of the Beat Movement, author Jack Kerouac often used Lowell as his source of inspiration.


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