October is Archaeology Month at Lowell National Historical Park

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Underneath the Wannalancit Mills, Lowell

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News Release Date: October 3, 2017

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

LOWELL, MAOctober is Archaeology Month in Massachusetts and Lowell National Historical Park is celebrating with something for everyone who has a curiosity about the past. Join us for two very special programs at the park.
 

Archaeology-Themed Canal Boat Tour

Date & Time: Saturday, October 7, 12-1:30pm (arrive at 11:30 am)
Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. Parking available at 304 Dutton Street
Information: Reservations 978-970-5000 strongly suggested for limited seats, 
Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10, Students and Youth (6-16): $8,, Children under 5: Free

 

Lowell National Historical Park staff will infuse this special "Working the Water" boat tour with an archaeological theme. Who dug the canals? Who laid the stone walls? Who operated the locks and gates? Discover the human stories of the workers who built and operated Lowell's remarkable waterpower system. Find out who is still "working the water" today. Reservations required, please call 978-970-5000.
 

Lowell Waterpower Sites and Systems

Date & Time: Saturday, October 14, 11:30-1 pm
Location: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street. Parking available at 304 Dutton Street
Information: Reservations 978-970-5000.
Admission: Free

 

Visit the historic remains of two of Lowell’s manufacturing sites: the Tremont and Suffolk Mills, with their examples of 19th century waterpower systems. The Tremont Mills and the Suffolk Manufacturing Company were textile mills, each incorporated in 1831 and later merged into one company in 1871. Elements of the technology which powered the Tremont Mills remains visible in the basement of an office built atop the mill site, while the Tremont mill yard retains remnants of mill features and canal waterpower systems. The tour concludes at the Suffolk Mill, where turbines from 1896 are still in place.
 

To learn more about this and other park offerings of Lowell National Historical Park, including the Your City Saturdays, Hands on History, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events, stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, or contact Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000, or visit www.nps.gov/lowe.

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Last updated: October 4, 2017

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