History & Culture

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Learn About the People of Lowell

Find out more about some of people that helped shape the history of Lowell!

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Discover Stories About Special Places

Dig into the history of special places in Lowell, from natural landmarks to community neighborhoods

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Dive Into Our Digital Collections

Research Lowell history using our online museum collections

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View Lowell Historic Photos

The company that built and maintained Lowell's canals and power systems left behind a rich photographic record.

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Explore Women's Activism in Lowell

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


Park Handbook. This official park text tells the story of Lowell's role in the Industrial Revolution and America in the 19th-20th century.

Lowell Notes. Lowell Notes are historic sketches of the people and places which make up the stories of Lowell National Historical Park.

Special Reports. These reports discuss the conception, development, and management of Lowell National Historical Park since it was established in 1978.


Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center - The Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center, located at 40 French Street, is a program of Lowell National Historical Park in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The mission of the Mogan Cultural Center is to "tell the human story of...Lowell" through the development of exhibits, projects and programs. The Center serves as the home to the world-renowned Angkor Dance Troupe, LNHP's "Mill Girls and Immigrants" Exhibit and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History. The Mogan Cultural Center strives to play a positive role among community groups as well as advance cultural and historical activities within the city.

Community Exhibits. The Mogan Center has worked with the UMass Lowell Center for Lowell history to host numerous community exhibits. Explore the rich content available through these on-line versions of many of the exhibits.

Last updated: February 28, 2023

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