University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History was established to preserve and protect materials important to the history of Lowell, Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The Center is located in downtown Lowell in the Mogan Cultural Center. The Center for Lowell History organizes and Advertising many educational, historical, and cultural programs that link UMass and the Lowell community. They are an integral part of the preservation of Lowell’s place in American history.

The Directors of the University of Massachusetts established a list of initiatives for the University and its departments to undertake, including one related to “digitization.” UMass Lowell Center for Lowell History embraced this initiative, and they created the “Lowell History Digital Project.” Thousands of important photographs related to the history of Lowell were digitized, and some sets are available online.

Center for Lowell History Projects:

Bringing History Home – Game in which you pretend you are a farm girl who just moved to Lowell
Ethnicity & Enterprise – Entrepreneurs who built businesses in Lowell
Exhibits and Essays – The Center has sponsored many local exhibitions and programs in Lowell
Lowell Maps – Collection of historical Lowell maps
Lowell Offering – Publication of Lowell Mill Girls
Men At Work – Exploring the lives of the men who ran Lowell’s textile mills
Mill Life in Lowell – Information about what life was like for people who worked in Lowell’s Mills
Oral History – Interviews with Lowell textile workers

Center for Lowell History Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 – 9:00
Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

Center for Lowell History Address

University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History
Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center
40 French Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

Phone: (978) 934-4997