Lowell – Join Lowell National Historical Park Rangers as they present walks and talks on numerous aspects of Lowell’s history.  These popular programs will be offered weekends in January and offered throughout the winter.

Saturday, January 8

Farm to Factory

Ever wondered how cloth is made? Before Lowell’s mills began producing cloth, many in New England made cloth at home by hand. Learn to weave on hand looms in this interactive workshop!

Program begins at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Sunday, January 9

Lowell: Americas Early Water Laboratory

Learn about the transformation of Lowell from a rural hamlet into the premier city for the 19th century study and use of water power. Explore the historic canal system first-hand and discover its hidden influence on 21st century technology.

Saturday, January 15

Who is an American? Lowells Immigration Stories

Do you have what it takes to become a US citizen? This lively indoor program explores the continuing story of immigration. Take the naturalization exam, recite the Oath of Allegiance, and discover artifacts that capture Lowell’s immigrant voices.

Sunday, January 16

Mill Girls & Immigrants

Explore the stories of Lowell’s working people and their homes on this walking tour of “the Acre,” “Little Canada,” and a restored boardinghouse.

Saturday, January 22

Tunes and Tales of the Mill Era

Join a park ranger to discover the history of working people in Lowell through story and song, with vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and mountain dulcimer.

Sunday, January 23

Who is American? Lowells

Immigration Stories

Do you have what it takes to become a US citizen? This lively indoor program explores the continuing story of immigration. Take the naturalization exam, recite the Oath of Allegiance, and

discover artifacts that capture Lowell’s immigrant voices.

Saturday, January 29

Farm to Factory

Ever wondered how cloth is made? Before Lowell’s mills began producing cloth, many in New England made cloth at home by hand. Learn to weave on hand looms in this interactive workshop!

Program begins at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.

Sunday, January 30

Lowell: Americas Early

Water Laboratory

Learn about the transformation of Lowell from a rural hamlet into the premier city for the 19th century study and use of water power. Explore the historic canal system first-hand and discover

its hidden influence on 21st century technology.

For more information about Lowell National Historical Park and other offerings available during December, please call 978-970-5000 or visit the Park’s website at www.nps.gov/lowe.