Upcoming Events » Founders Day at Lowell National Historical Park

Start:
August 25, 2017
End:
August 26, 2017
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Venue:
City of Lowell
Address:
Various
Lowell, MA
Website:
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This year marks the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service, and Lowell National Historical Park will join the other 400+ units of the National Park Service in celebration on August 25th.

Lowell National Historical Park will offer free admission to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street, Lowell, MA, all day on Friday, August 25 in conjunction with National Park Service Founders’ Day.  Visitors of all ages are welcome!

On Saturday, August 26th, celebrate Lowell’s rich textile history by joining a special Lowell Walks tour titled Women and the Mills. This free 90 minute tour will explore the work and lives of the women who provided the bulk of the labor during Lowell’s early days.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. and be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water to drink

Your City Saturday Celebrates Founders’ Day! The Tsongas Industrial History Center joins with Lowell National Historical Park in celebrating Founders’ Day. Learn how to weave on a loom and find out how cloth was made by hand. Discover and create Lowell Community scenes with your friends. Use the art of weaving in some make-and-take activities for all ages. Drop in any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Your City Saturday  event is located on the 3rd floor of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (115 John Street), with free parking at 304 Dutton Street.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe  or call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events on Founders’ Day, August 25, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/nps-birthday.htm

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