Your City Saturday & Hands-On History Family Programs Celebrate the City of Lowell

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News Release Date: October 12, 2017

Contact: Emily Anstey, 978-970-5101

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, MA — The popular series of family programs, Your City Saturday, returns to your neighborhood national park on Saturday, October 21st, and will continue on the third Saturday of every month into the new year – giving you plenty of opportunities for fun in the downtown! And, new this year:  Hands-On History, family oriented history programs will be offered at the Tsongas Industrial History Center on third Saturdays, creating opportunities for hands-on, mind-on learning and fun.

Hands On History Programs:  Connect, Create, and Discover! Beginning Saturday, October 14, Hands-On History workshops will occur on the second Saturday of every month for the rest of the school year – giving you plenty of opportunities for fun in downtown! All are welcome. Drop in at the Tsongas Industrial History Center at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center are excited to offer hands-on workshops monthly for everyone to come and experience history by doing! Bring the whole family to the Boott Cotton Mills and experience the educational workshop spaces 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, join Professor Jessica Garb as she explores the world of spiders, Saturday, October 21 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.


While you’re downtown, make a day of it! Family-friendly activities at Lowell National Historical Park include museum demonstrations, canal trails and walkways, and our Junior Ranger program. Start your visit at the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available at the Lowell National Historical Park parking lot at 304 Dutton Street.


Hands-On History and Your City Saturday are part of Lowell National Historical Park’s family programming planned for 2017-2018. For more information, or if your community organization would like to participate in the program, contact Emily Anstey at (978) 970-5101, e-mail us. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit or call 978-970-5000.



Last updated: October 12, 2017

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