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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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.
Join Lowell National Historical Park behind the scenes in spaces across the city of Lowell that normally are not accessible to the public. For our first episode, we will be exploring Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join mill girl Millie as she explains the morning routine of a typical factory worker in the city of Lowell. Directed by Ranger Lisa and starring Ranger Caroline, we take a look at the popular "morning routine" videos found online.
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Lowell's 5.6 mile long canal system features many paved walkways. Since the 19th century these promenades have been a popular spot for recreation and socialization.
Join Ranger Allison for our new Mill City Minute episode all about the canal promenades. Where is your favorite place to walk in the Spindle City?
Lowell, MA was leader in the textile world throughout the 19th century. But how did the incredible designs and products woven in these mills get sold throughout the world? Join Ranger Elizabeth for a Mill City Minute episode all about textile sample books. Learn about the art of printing on fabrics and how these intricate patterns were marketed!
A vital aspect of Lowell's complex canal system, Lower Locks helped control the flow of water and travel of boats in downtown Lowell. Join Ranger Frank as he gives a short history of this lock chamber and gatehouse.