History

Lowell Walks Goes to Church Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s Lowell walk will be led by Dave McKean and Rosemary Noon. The topic will be churches of Lowell. We will visit St. Anne’s and St. Patrick’s, inside and out and also learn about the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, The First Congregational Church (now known as Smith Baker Center)…

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Bunker Hill Day

Today is Bunker Hill Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill which was fought on June 17, 1775. The anniversary used to have much more significance than it does now, which I suppose becomes the fate of most such anniversaries over time. That’s unfortunate, because history has so…

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Lowell Walks this Saturday

The topic of this Saturday’s Lowell Walk will be the Underground Railroad and Abolitionism in Lowell. It will be led by UMass Lowell history professor Bob Forrant and UMass Lowell graduate student Emily Yunes. It begins at 10 am at Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street.…

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Farewell, Uncle Tommy

One of my uncles passed away yesterday at 97 years old. In my family he was always “Uncle Tommy,” Thomas C. Brady of Lowell, raised along the Concord River and longtime resident of Centralville. He was in the US Navy in WWII, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific on ships…

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