An Evening With The Mill Girls Of Lowell

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Lowell National Historical Park News Release

Release date:           Immediate

Contact(s):               Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number:        978-275-1705

Date:                        February 12, 2016

Release code:         16-15

An Evening with the Mill Girls of Lowell


Lowell, MA.— Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center present a very special evening of historical theater with Marcia Estabrook.  Two Mill Girls: We Are Not Machines looks at the lives of two nineteenth century mill workers who have different perspectives on their work in the mills of Lowell. Mary Paul is “pro-mill,”  and Sarah Bagley instigates turnouts and strikes.  The program explores various topics, including labor history, prejudice, Victorian morals, women’s history and industrialization.

Marcia Estabrook has been portraying extraordinary historical women at schools, museums  and theaters for more than 20 years.  Through meticulous research and rehearsal, she transforms herself into dynamic characters from the past for her performances.  

At the conclusion of the performance, please join us for a candlelight tour in the restored boardinghouse at the Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit with costumed interpretation, music performed on a 19th-century piano and refreshments.

Tuesday, March 8th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Two Mill Girls: We Are Not Machines, performed by Marcia Estabrook

(Events Center, 2nd floor, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Tour of the exhibits in the Lowell National Historical Park restored boardinghouse.

The event is free and all are welcome but reservations are required.  To register, please email: or call 978-970-5080.   
Look for more National Park Service Centennial programming planned for the upcoming year at Lowell National Historical Park. Stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street to learn more about park offerings, including April PLAYcation, Earth Day, Your City Saturdays, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger-led tours, and special events about Lowell’s many other cultural attractions.



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