Lowell National Historical Park


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Lowell National Historical Park:

see LowellLowell,
city (1990 pop. 103,439), a seat of Middlesex co., NE Mass., at the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord rivers; settled 1653, set off from Chelmsford 1826, inc. as a city 1836.
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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Lowell National Historical Park

Address:67 Kirk St
Lowell, MA 01852

Phone:978-970-5000
Fax:978-275-1762
Web: www.nps.gov/lowe/
Size: 141 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 5, 1978.
Location:In Lowell, Massachusetts. By car take the Lowell Connector from either Rt. 495 (Exit 35C) or Rt. 3 (Exit 30A southbound, 30B northbound) to Thorndike St. (Exit 5B) and follow signs.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Ranger-led walks, guided tours (including canal boat tours and river tours).
Special Features:The history of America's Industrial Revolution is commemorated in the heart of dowtown Lowell. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum with its operating weave room of 88 power looms, "mill girl" boardinghouses, the Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit, and guided tours tell the story of the transition from farm to factory, chronicle immigrant and labor history, and trace industrial technology. The park includes textile mills, worker housing, 5.6 miles of canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings. Park also host the Lowell Folk Festival, the largest free folk festival in the United States, at the end of July.

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In a typical boarding house, one 'keeper' watched over 25 to 35 young women," says Jack Herlihy, museum specialist at Lowell National Historical Park.
At Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, staff members use oral history to document the changing structure of the post-World War II textile industry in Lowell and the impact of those changes on workers, managers, and the local community.
If you're considering a park that portrays the nation's industrial history, you look at the other industrial history sites like Lowell National Historical Park and C & O Canal and say: Is this the same thing or is it different?
Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts also has experienced major changes since it was established in 1978 to interpret the Industrial Revolution.
National Park Service sites north and south of the city include, Adams National Historic Site (617-773-1177), birthplace and home of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams; Salem Maritime National Historic Site (978-740-1660), one of the earliest ports in the colonies to send trade ships to the East Indies; Lowell National Historical Park (978-970-5000), which interprets the function of cotton mills and factories that began the nation's Industrial Revolution; and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (617-233-0050), where the first integrated ironworks began in North America between 1646 and 1648.

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