Lowell, MA — Our popular series of family programs, Your City Saturday, returns to your neighborhood national park on Saturday, November 19th, and will continue on the third Saturday of every month for the rest of the school year – giving you plenty of opportunities for fun in the downtown! New this year: Lowell National Historical Park will partner with other organizations in and around the city to create opportunities for hands-on, mind-on learning and fun.

Our first session of the season will be on November 19, starting at 1 p.m., at Pollard Memorial Library Meeting Room (401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA). We’ll celebrate National Literacy Month and tell Lowell’s stories together through hands-on activities, a pop-up museum, and readings from Mister Magnificent’s Magical Merrimack Adventure. Activities will continue until 4 p.m. so feel free to drop by any time! All families who attend will receive a free copy of the book, Mister Magnificent’s Magical Merrimack Adventure. For information on future sessions please keep up to date by checking our website, www.nps.gov/Lowell, or follow us on social media, @LowellNPS. 

Your City Saturday activities aim to inspire creativity in the next generation of National Park and community stewards, offer the opportunity for families to learn about different organizations in our city, and engage families in hands-on investigations of Lowell’s unique stories, past, present, and future. Lowell played an important role as the country’s first major planned industrial center in the 1820s, and continues to reflect cycles of creativity, industry, immigration, and innovative urban planning. Come back every month to try new things, create memories, and become urban explorers!

While you’re downtown, make a day of it! Family-friendly activities at Lowell National Historical Park include museum demonstrations, canal trails and walkways, and our Junior Ranger program. Start your visit at the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available at the Lowell National Historical Park parking lot at 304 Dutton Street.

Your City Saturday is part of Lowell National Historical Park’s family programming planned for 2016-2017. For more information, or if your community organization would like to participate in the program, contact Emily Anstey at (978) 970-5101/Emily_Anstey@nps.gov. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowell or call 978-970-5000.