National Park Service Celebrates 99th Birthday at Lowell National Historical Park August 25, 2015

People stand around a female park ranger and behind them is a view of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and a canal full of water
A park ranger talks to visitors outside the Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Jim Higgins

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News Release Date: August 17, 2015

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

LOWELL, MA—This year marks the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service and Lowell National Historical Park will join the other 400+ units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th.

Lowell National Historical Park will offer free admission to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA, all day on Tuesday, August 25 in conjunction with National Park Service Founders' Day. Visitors of all ages are welcome!

In addition to free admission to the Boott Cotton Mills, celebrate Lowell's rich immigrant history with 'Lure of the Spindle' a look at Portuguese immigrants in Lowell. The free exhibit is at Lowell National Historical Park's Boott Cotton Mills Museum from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The exhibit was built around immigration documents including letters, passports, photographs and visas that were recently uncovered inside Lowell City Hall and donated to University of Massachusetts Lowell.

In preparation for next year's big centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting everyone to Find Your Park. To encourage people to discover everything a park experience can be, there is a fun list of 99 ways to Find Your Park. Lowell National Historical Park is a great place to try #16 - Celebrate innovation, #25 - Walk a historic main street, or  #98 –Take a Sunrise Selfie along the Merrimack River. Visitors can share their park experiences with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit or call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events during these same days, please visit

Last updated: August 20, 2015

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