• Boott Cotton Mills Museum with Trolley

    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    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 »

Event Details

  • 04/07/2013

    Location: Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Paul Lappin Contact Email: m_g_parker@hotmail.com Contact Phone Number: 978-454-7979

 The late 1700s to to the mid-1800s were the golden age of whaling, with New England being the hub for the whaling fleet. These sailing ships needed crews and who better to serve than the Native people of New England. In this talk we will discuss what it took to be a crew member on one of these ships and look at why Native American men took these jobs, jobs that many people wouldn't even think about taking.

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