Credit Card payments for interpretive fees.
Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »
Lowell NHP Superintendents Compendium update.
The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »
10/13/2012Location: Boott Events Center, Boott Cotton Mills Museum 115 John Street, Lowell MA Time: 11:00 AM Fee Information: Free
What do Charles Dickens and Jack Kerouac have in common? Both were travel writers, or writers whose imaginations were set afire by the experience of travel. (Kerouac was also a big Dickens fan; in a 1954 letter to Alan Ginsburg, he described the "greatness of Dickens," ranking him with Dostoevsky and Balzac as important models for his own work.) As part of the Jack Kerouac Literary Festival, join Dickens in Lowell for a panel discussion exploring both men's work. Dickens scholar Nancy Aycock Metz, professor of English at Virginia Tech, and Kerouac authority Kathleen Pierce will investigate the relationship between travel writing, imagination, and preconceptions.More »