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Viet Nam Vets Exhibit and Forum at American Textile History Museum

Jim Sullivan reminds us in today’s Boston Globe that there is a very special exhibit at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell. “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam’’ explores the self-expression of these “troops sent across the Pacific on the ship, now inactive, (who) left behind Kilroy-style markings on the…

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In Lowell and Beyond: Artifacts, Stories, Memorabilia, Ephemera Help Tell the Civil War Story

This “Matthew Brady Studio” portrait was probably made in the spring of 1864, around the time U.S. Grant put General Benjamin F. Butler in command of the Army of the James River. The Sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War began in earnest last month. Locally, the story has been…

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