Folk Festival Parking and Schedule Changes
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 »
04/21/2013Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell MA Time: 3:30 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Maggie Holtzberg Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 978-275-1719
musical instruments, and historic representations of seafaring vessels. Joining us will be National
Heritage Fellow and shipwright Harold A. Burnham of Essex, noted maritime historian and ship
model builder Erik Ronnberg, Jr. of Rockport, and Greg Bover, VP of Operations at CB Fisk
Pipe Organs, Inc. of Gloucester.
For wooden boat builder Harold A. Burnham, a half-hull ship model is a design tool. Similarly,
CB Fisk creates precise scale models to ensure each pipe organ complements the architecture
that surrounds it. For Ronnberg, however, the full-hull ship model is a historical representation, a
form of visual storytelling. All three individuals not only know each other, but think very highly
of each other's work. Their discussion will no doubt be full of fascinating details, tricks of the
trade, and little known facts about the importance of model making.