News Release Date:
November 7, 2018
Contact:Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA-In honor of Veterans Day, Lowell National Historical Park will be waiving museum fees for all visitors at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Lowell National Historical Park would like to invite our communities to visit and to learn more about the history, heritage and people of Lowell.
In addition to the fee free admission, the park will be offering several free programs over the weekend:
Wellness on the Walkways: Urban Hike
Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. Visitor Center
Join a ranger for a 75-minute guided walk through downtown Lowell and explore the city's waterpower system. The canals have been temporarily drained down for maintenance and construction work, and the lowered water level allows a rare look at the oft-hidden bottoms of these waterways. Discover what you can learn about Lowell's history from the structures and remnants revealed by the draindown. Dress forthe weather.
Hands-On History: Engineering Workshop
Saturday,November 10,1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Boott Cotton Mills Museum, (Third Floor)
Dreamer. Innovator. Researcher. Problem Solver. Inventor. Creator. Do any of these words apply to you? Then you could also be an Engineer! Engineers are people who design and build solutions. Come down and try your engineering skills in our design, build, and test challenge! All are welcome to drop in at the Tsongas Industrial History Center at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and discover the Industrial Revolution and its legacies. Activities are appropriate for all ages.
Lowell Talks: Remembering the 1918 Armistice - A Century of Conflict
The Boott Cotton Mills Museum tells the story of America's Industrial Revolution and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. The museum includes an operating 1920s weave room, and is currently open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street.
Hands-On Historyis offered on the second Saturday of the month and is part of Lowell National Historical Park's year-round family programming. For more informationabout Lowell National Historical Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/loweor call 978-970-5000. For information about national parks nationwide that are participating in fee free events this weekend, please visithttp://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm. -NPS-
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Boott Cotton Mills Museum Events Center (Second Floor)
One hundred years ago this November 11, an armistice agreement between Germany and select allied powers was declared in Europe at the eleventh hour, thereby ending the First World War. Join Shawn Driscoll of the UMass Lowell History Department to discuss the meaning of World War I, one hundred years after its end. Together, we will consider questions of remembrance, the toll of war, and the lingering consequences of this uneasy 'peace' declared a century ago. Join us and bring your questions, stories, and thoughts about the 'Great War.' Free and open to all.
Note: In the tradition of Armistice Day, we will pause at 11 am for a period of silence.