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Lowell, Massachusetts. — Lowell National Historical Park is waiving museum fees at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in honor of Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20, 2017. Come discover the story of America’s Industrial Revolution, and experience the sights and sounds of the power looms manufacturing cloth in an operating 1920s weave room.
The Presidents Day signals the start of Lowell Kids Week, a series of free and fun family activities during February school vacation, February 20-24, 2017. Nearly fifty events are hosted by over twenty partner organizations and take place throughout Lowell. Check www.lowellkidsweek.org for a complete schedule. All programs are free, but many require pre-registration – plan ahead and register early!
In addition, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. LOWELL KIDS WEEK FAMILY FESTIVAL will take place at the Counting House at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John St.) Come meet your neighbors, make art, connect with community resources, and explore something new about your community! The festival will include free admission to the museum exhibits (plus a museum scavenger hunt!), activities and giveaways from community organizations, kid-friendly workshops, and artmaking. Participating organizations include Mill City Grows, Lowell Humane Society, Lowell General Hospital, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Tree House, Girl Scouts, Lowell Women and Children (WIC), Lowell National Historical Park, and others!
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is open daily from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit is open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit to the Park at the Visitor Center, open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 246 Market Street. Free parking is available near the Visitor Center at 304 Dutton Street.
For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000.
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