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Hands on History

Looking for a fun activity to do with the whole family? Join a Ranger in a weaving workshop! Learn how cloth is designed, patterned, and made in this unique hands-on workshop. Experiment with different patterns and colors to weave your own piece of cloth using hand looms. Learn the difference between a warp and weft...

Free

Helen Augusta Whittier: Leader, Activist, Mill Owner

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

When you think of a mill owner, a man’s name or face probably comes to mind initially. While it’s true that most owners of mills in the 18th and 19th century were men, there was one woman who joined them. Join a Ranger on a journey through the life of Helen Whittier, considered to be...

Free

Women’s Action During the American Civil War (Walking Tour)

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

While no battles of the Civil War were fought in Lowell, the people of Lowell were involved in a variety of ways, from fighting to providing support. One group not in the forefront of the conversation that aided in the war effort was the US Sanitary Commission made up of women of the Union. Join...

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Acre Neighborhood Walking Tour

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

Parish Historian and Archivist David McKean and will lead a walking tour of “God’s Holy Acre”. The tour will last one hour and will involve an hour of walking and standing. They request that you wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This event is free and open to all. (Free parking at 350...

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The Collection Connection: Celebrating Irish Culture

Mogan Cultural Center 40 French Street, Lowell, United States

Join a Park Ranger for a short discussion of the Irish related objects in the One City, Many Cultures exhibit and their connection to Irish Step Dancing. Lowell National Historical Park's newest exhibit, One City, Many Cultures explores how culture shapes and connects people and communities using stories of Lowell from across time. (Free parking...

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Building Independence (Walking Tour)

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

Women have found different ways to claim independence over time, even when it wasn’t readily given. Join a ranger for this 1-hour walking tour of downtown Lowell to learn how the buildings that created the city of Lowell also offered women a chance at independence previously unheard of. Explore some of the ways the women...

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A Century Apart: Mill Girls and Working Women in Lowell

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

Join two Park Rangers as they discuss the lives of women working in Lowell a century apart. The presentation will explore how women's work environment, home life and leisure activities can be compared between the Mill Girls in the 1840s and women workers during the 1940s in Lowell. (Free parking at 350 Dutton Street in...

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Weaving Global Textile Justice

Lowell National Historical Park Boott Cotton Mills Museum Counting House 115 John Street, Lowell, United States

Join Elizabeth Pellerito, director of the UMass Lowell Labor Education Program, for "Weaving Global Textile Justice" a free crafting workshop. Learn about the fast fashion industry and the impacts on workers and the environment. Discuss ways workers are fighting back and how people can support them. Following the discussion, learn to weave with used textiles....

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Lowell PLAYcation: Games Around the World

Boarding House Park Boarding House Park, 40 French St, Lowell, MA, United States

All Ages, No Registration Required Traditional schoolyard games are an important part of childhood—no matter the culture! Join rangers to learn games from around the world or teach us your favorite game! Visit our website for more information: go.nps.gov/qp165j.

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Community Conversations: Education

Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA, United States

The City of Lowell has always put quality education for everyone in the forefront. Join us for an evening of exploring what education is, was, and can be, and how it contributes to the vibrant community that we enjoy. Guest speakers include: Frank Clark, education ranger at Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial...

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Event Series Weaving Workshop

Weaving Workshop

All Ages • Registration Required • Hosted by Tsongas Industrial History Center and Lowell National Historical Park Location: Boott Cotton Mill Museum, 3rd Floor, 115 John St, Lowell Learn how cloth is designed, patterned, and made in this unique hands-on workshop. Weave your own piece of cloth using hand looms. Learn the difference between warp...

Free

The Fish in Your Backyard

Boarding House Park Boarding House Park, 40 French St, Lowell, MA, United States

All Ages • No Registration Required • Hosted by Lowell National Historical Park Location: Boarding House Park, 40 French St, Lowell Join us to explore all about fish and how we use our local water! Learn the basics of fishing, and make your own fish out of recycled bottle. Visit our website for more information:...

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