Growing Up Portuguese In Lowell

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Lowell National Historical Park News Release

Release date:     Immediate

Contact(s):          Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number:   978 275-1705

Date:                   November 3, 2015

Release code:    16-02

“Growing up Portuguese in Lowell”
Tuesday, November 10
th at 5:30pm 

Lowell, MA – “Growing Up Portuguese in Lowell,” a talk by five Portuguese-Americans: Kevin Correa, Richard DeFreitas, Bea Silva Hogan, John Leite, Herbert Pitta, whose family origins in Lowell harken back to early 20th century, when their ancestors immigrated in search of work in the textile mills and the American Dream.

This facilitated panel discussion will illuminate personal stories, experiences, and influences in Lowell’s Portuguese community.  These individuals remember their youth and young adulthood in Lowell, a slice of Lowell life that now exists mostly in the memories of those who lived in Portuguese and multi-ethnic neighborhoods decades ago. The free program will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 5:30pm at the Event Center of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell MA.  Please note, parking is at the Downes Garage,  75 John Street, or on the street for metered parking.

This program is part of the ongoing temporary exhibit, “The Lure of the Spindle: The Portuguese in early 20th Century Lowell.”  at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, which will be available to view before and after the program.   The program is co-sponsored by University of Massachusetts Lowell Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture & Research and Lowell National Historical Park.

For more information about the For more information about Lowell National Historical Park, visit or call 978-970-5000.


Philip S. Lupsiewicz

Media and Communications

Lowell National Historical Park

67 Kirk Street

Lowell, MA 01852

978-275-1705 (o)


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