Multimedia Presentations

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Lowell Digital Media Team in action.

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Curious about where the trolleys go at night? Always wanted to know more about Jack Kerouac? Interested in how the Lowell Folk Festival gets set up? Our multimedia presentations can help you answer all those questions and many more!

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Lowell: The Continuing Revolution

 
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Duration:
19 minutes, 3 seconds

Explore the history of Lowell with this short introductory film. Lowell National Historical Park tells the story of an industrial city that has typified the American experience over the last 200 years.

 

A Day At Lowell National Historical Park

 
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Duration:
38 seconds

Join Ranger Paige and explore the many exciting activities available when you visit Lowell National Historical Park.

 
 

Behind The Park: Season 1

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 54 seconds

The first episode in Lowell National Historical Park's series, Behind The Park! A show where we take you into places that are either closed off or hard for for the public to get to!

Check out the Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse!

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 40 seconds

Ranger Andy explores a building very familiar to generations of mill girls and other Lowellians - St. Anne's Church. Join him for an inside look!

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 27 seconds

Join Ranger Karen as she narrates the continuing saga of Lock Tenders and their incredible lock tending skills. See the water fill the chamber! See the doors open! Watch the 6 ton boat navigate its way through the Pawtucket Canal! It's educational, scientific, and just plain fun

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 56 seconds

The Annual Lowell Folk Festival, a celebration of art, food, music and culture takes place in Lowell once again! See what goes into the production of the huge fest in this very special Festival edition of... Behind The Park.

 
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Duration:
6 minutes, 45 seconds

Ever wonder where the trolleys go during the night at Lowell National Historical Park? Well wonder no more, because in the episode of BTP we get to take you to one of the Park's best kept secret locations, not open to the public

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 39 seconds

An inside look at the amazing history and bell tower at one of Lowell's coolest sites. Join Olf in this awesome episode!

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 6 seconds

The Season Finale of Behind The Park, get an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes through the eyes of a Park Ranger! See what a ranger does to get ready for their day, how they prep for tours and many other daily tasks right here.

 

Behind The Park: Season 2

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 13 seconds

Join Ranger Dave and explore the water power system that drove the Suffolk Mills in downtown Lowell.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 1 second

An annual tradition, the Lowell Folk Festival celebrates global music, food, and culture during a free three day festival.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 19 seconds

Ranger Nick brings you on a behind the scenes tour of Lowell's city halls, built in the 1830s and 1890s.

 
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Duration:
3 minutes, 48 seconds

Built in 1848, the Northern Canal became a defining project of hydraulic engineer James B. Francis. Explore the Pawtucket Gatehouse, which controls the flow of water in the canal, and the Northern Canal Walkway.

 

Behind The Park: Season 3

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 44 seconds

Join Ranger Moriah as she tells the tale of the development of the Pawtucket Gatehouse and Lowell's Canal System.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 44 seconds

Take a trip into Lowell National Historical Park's archives with Ranger Moriah as she tells you the history of the Folk Festival Umbrella. Find out how a southern tradition became a parade staple here in the city of Lowell.

 
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Duration:
5 minutes, 1 second

Although Lowell Massachusetts' claim to fame was being a major player in the Industrial Revolution with it's textile industry, it was also home to a plethora of other industries as well. One of which was the patent medicine industry. Journey into the archives of Lowell National Historical Park with Ranger Moriah and uncover some of the relics that tell the story of this industry.

 

The Book Of Boott

Take a light-hearted look at history with this video series hosted by industrialist and city planner Kirk Boott
 
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Duration:
1 minute, 16 seconds

Join Kirk Boott as he tells the history of the founding of Lowell and the story behind the "Boston Associates".

 
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Duration:
1 minute, 25 seconds

Explore the history of the Great Flood of 1852 with your host, Kirk Boott.

 
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Duration:
1 minute, 32 seconds

The story of the early canal diggers of Lowell is retold by Kirk Boott.

 

Kerouac Commemorative Quicktime player required

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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