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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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  • Trolleys Out of Service until Saturday August 23

    Due to repair work, the trolleys will not be running until Saturday, August 23. Daily boat tours will still be running, with a 1/4 mile walk from the visitor center. The 2:30 trolley tour will be offered as a walking tour. More info at 978-970-5000.

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    The Superintendents Compendium has been updated in regard to the use of unmanned aircraft in national park areas. More »

Event Details

  • 12/06/2013

    Dickens in Massachusetts
    Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: David Blackburn Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 978-970-5055

The exhibit "Charles Dickens in Massachusetts:A Tale of Power and Transformation" was hosted in Lowell in 2012. The exhibit has since been recognized by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with their 'Leadership in History' award at their national conference.

Join Lowell National Historical Park and the University of Massachusetts Lowell on Friday, December 6th, at 4:00 pm for a reception acknowledging the award and the continued celebration of Dickens as a distinguished author. UML and the Park continue to connect the Dickens story to a local and international audience.This event will unveil an exhibit panel at the National Park Visitor Center recognizing the author's visit to Lowell. It will also mark the release of a multi-faceted website, created by UML, based on the research, images, and artifacts used in the Charles Dickens exhibit. The website explores Dickens' fame as a writer and his impressions of Massachusetts and New England from his 1842 visit.

The reception is free and is located at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street in downtown Lowell. For information on the event, please contact David Blackburn at (978) 970-5055. For information on Lowell National Historical Park, visit our web site at
www/nps.gov/lowe, or call 978-970-5000.