Lowell National Historical Park Is Bringing the Park to the People

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Lowell National Historical Park News Release

Release date:            Immediate

Contact(s):                Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number:         (978) 275-1705

Date:                         May 13, 2016

Release code:           16-27

Lowell National Historical Park Is Bringing the Park to the People

Lowell, Massachusetts. — In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, Lowell National Historical Park is Bringing the Park to the People. Join us at a co-hosted series of community outreach events at neighborhood parks. You’ll find pop-up museums to discover more about this national park, neighborhood tours co-hosted by Dick Howe through Lowell Walks along with local residents, Made in Lowell’s Trailer Chat will engage community members in a dialogue of the meaning of being a “Lowellian,”  and a community weaving project made of fabric contributed by participants as residents of this historic city.

We invite community members to bring a strip of fabric from their home expressive of who they are, their family, their culture and/or their heritage. At each event, participants will weave their fabric together with those from other community members. This assembled collection will then be incorporated with other pieces from series events throughout the City of Lowell. The community weaving project will be on display at the Lowell NHP Founder’s Day event on Saturday August 27, 2016. The project will then travel throughout the city through 2017. The goal of the project is to represent the rich history and diversity of the communities here in Lowell and celebrate the hometown of Lowell National Historical Park.                                                 

The next Bringing the Park to the People event is in the Highlands Neighborhood on Saturday, May 21 co-hosted with the Friends of Tyler Park at Tyler Park,  700 Westford St. from 1pm-4pm.

To learn more about this and other park offerings during this centennial year of the National Park Service, including the Junior Ranger program, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, or contact Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000, or visit www.nps.gov/lowe .

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