All was expectancy. Changes were coming…nobody could guess what.      – Lucy Larcom

Discover the Continuing Revolution. Lowell’s water-powered textile mills catapulted the nation – including immigrant families and early female factory workers – into an uncertain new industrial era. Nearly 200 years later, the changes that began here still reverberate in our shifting global economy. Explore Lowell, a living monument to the dynamic human story of the Industrial Revolution.

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Learn About Lowell in our Video Gallery

Explore the stories of the Spindle City on our multimedia page, featuring over 20 videos all about Lowell history.

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Online Resources for Students

Looking to learn more about the Industrial Revolution? Check out the digital education resources at the Tsongas Industrial History Center!

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Take a Tour of Our Collection Highlights

Want to virtually visit Lowell National Historical Park? Check out some of our collection highlights in these digital galleries.

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Women's Activism in Lowell

Discover the history of Lowell's women activists throughout time! From laborers to leaders, follow their journey with us!

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Plan a Field Trip to Lowell

Registration for hands-on, minds-on field trips at the Tsongas Industrial History Center is now open for the 2019-20 school year.

Explore the History of Lowell NHP

Explore the History of Lowell NHP

This new online exhibit highlights the history of the park over the last 40 years

Last updated: March 26, 2020

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