“Mister Magnificent’s Magical Merrimack Adventure” Book Launch, November 15, 2016

Ingrid Hess in balloon
Ingtid Hess at Boarding House Park


Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: October 31, 2016

Contact: Ellen Ansty, 978-970-5080

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

LOWELL, MA — Join fellow educators to celebrate the release of “Mister Magnificent’s Magical Merrimack Adventure,” a new children’s book by Ingrid Hess, UMass Lowell Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Tuesday, November 15th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Listen to a reading by the author, view an exhibit of original artwork, make your own cut-paper art, and receive a free copy of the book. Authored especially for 3rd and 4th graders and a perfect companion to the Tsongas Industrial History Center’s Change in the Making field-trip program, “Mister Magnificent” magically blends literature, history, and art into a story about Lowell’s past and present.

In creating this book about Lowell’s history, Ingrid Hess collaborated with staff of Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center, as well as with UMass Lowell faculty and a class of Lowell third-graders. All school groups who attend the Tsongas Industrial History Center’s Change in the Making field-trip program this year will receive a copy of the book, as will local community organizations serving Lowell’s youth. The publication of “Mister Magnificent” was made possible with support from Lowell National Historical Park. The book launch is supported in part by the UMass Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John St., Lowell.

Starting point: 2nd floor Events Center

Ending point: Mogan Cultural Center

Please RSVP at 978-970-5080 or email tihc@uml.edu

The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park. The Tsongas Industrial History Center opened for programs in October 1991. This event is part of the 25th anniversary series of events. See the complete list at: http://www.uml.edu/tihc-anniversary



Last updated: October 31, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852


(978) 970-5000

Contact Us