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Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA – Lowell National Historical Park honors veterans and highlights families during November. In honor of Veterans Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017. Lowell National Historical Park would like to invite our communities to visit and to learn more about the history, heritage and people of Lowell.
Hands On History Programs: Connect, Create, and Discover! Saturday, November 11, all are welcome to drop in at the Tsongas Industrial History Center at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program will focus on the waterpower workshop. Bring the whole family to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and experience the educational workshop to discover the Industrial Revolution and its legacies. Activities are appropriate for all ages.
Your City Saturday activities aim to inspire creativity in the next generation of National Park and community stewards, offer the opportunity for families to learn about different organizations in our city, and engage families in hands-on investigations of Lowell’s unique stories, past, present, and future. Lowell played an important role as the country’s first major planned industrial center in the 1820s, and continues to reflect cycles of creativity, industry, immigration, and innovative urban planning. Come back every month to try new things, create memories, and become urban explorers! This month, Saturday, November 18, Cambodian Dance Workshop with Angkor Dance Troupe at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum tells the story of America’s Industrial Revolution, labor, and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. The museum includes an operating 1920s weave room, and is currently open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street.
Hands-On History are offered on the 2nd Saturdays of the month and Your City Saturday occurs on the 3rd Saturday of the month and are part of Lowell National Historical Park’s family programming planned for 2017-2018. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events this weekend, please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.