Here are some upcoming events that might be of interest to our readers:
The 2015 Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival is underway and runs through Monday with a full schedule of activities.
Lowell Cemetery Tours – Friday, October 16 at 1 pm & on Saturday, October 17 at 10 am, I will lead walking tours of historic Lowell Cemetery. Both start at the Knapp Avenue entrance (77 Knapp Ave for your GPS) are free, and last about 90 minutes. The end of the Saturday tour will coincide with the official dedication ceremony of the O.M. Whipple Columbarium & Garden of Remembrance at the cemetery and from 10 am until 2 pm that day, the Lowell Historical Society will stage an exhibit of Lowell Cemetery artifacts in the cemetery’s chapel.
Lowell Walks Retrospective – Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Pollard Memorial Library’s community room. This event is free and open to everyone. It will review this past summer’s Lowell Walks series and begin the planning process for next year’s Lowell Walks. Please join us and share your ideas.
Lantern Tour at Lowell Cemetery – Wednesday, October 28 at 6 pm, the Brush Art Gallery is hosting a Lantern Tour of Lowell Cemetery which I will lead. Participants should bring a lantern or flashlight. The tour will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in the cemetery’s administration building. The cost of this tour is $20, all for the benefit of the Brush.
Lord Overpass Walkabout – Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10 am from the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. The Commonwealth is spending $15 million to renovate the Lord Overpass in conjunction with the development of the Hamilton Canal District. This walk, led by me and Paul Marion, is an opportunity to see this area on foot, to hear some of its history, and to discuss future plans.
Lord Overpass Public Meeting – Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm at the Lowell Senior Center, the city of Lowell will hold a public meeting to allow residents an opportunity to share their ideas on the Lord Overpass and vicinity.
Lowell History Book Launch Event – Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10 am at the Pollard Memorial Library’s community room, I will hold a reading and discussion of my new book, Lowell: Images of Modern America, from Arcadia Publishing. The book features 200 color photographs of Lowell from 1950 to the present and seeks to tell the story of the city’s remarkable transformation during that period.