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 »
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.