History

Lowell History Since World War II

This Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Lowell Historical Society will hold a program on Lowell History Since World War II at 2 p.m. at the Pollard Memorial Library’s Community Room. Paul Marion and I will be the main speakers. We will both discuss the past seventy years of our city’s…

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“The Numbers Guy” by Vincent Valentine

Recently I met Vincent Valentine, the founder of The Telephone Museum. Not surprisingly, we were soon talking about Lowell and its role in the development of the telephone. I invited him to share some telephone stories with our readers here on richardhowe.com: “The Numbers Guy” How We Got Telephone Numbers…

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Early Colonial “Lowell”

Yesterday I posted a review of Massacre on The Merrimack: Hannah Duston’s Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America by Methuen’s Jay Atkinson. Duston’s story is put in the context of the violence and uncertainty in this part of New England at the end of the seventeenth century. There are many…

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JFK 100 Learning Circle

The following is shared on behalf of the National Park Service which is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy in 2017. From John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, established as…

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Lincoln at Gettysburg ~ November 19, 1863

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, on Nov. 19, 1863, famed orator Edward Everett – who served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State, taught at Harvard University and served as its president – delivered a two-hour speech at the Gettysburg National…

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“Meanderings” by Jim Peters

The latest from regular contributor Jim Peters: One of my good friends told me the other day that he could not read my blogs sometimes because they were so full of history and notes on historical facts.  So, I promised him a new Meanderings.  Here it is.      I…

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My view ~ Marty Meehan Lowell neighborhood kid becomes President of the University of Massachusetts

My view from the visitor’s gallery/EM Kennedy Institute for the US Senate   A few thoughts about Marty Meehan’s rise from a Lowell neighborhood kid to becoming President of the University of Massachusetts…  I’ve known Marty since he was fifteen years old … while we haven’t always run in the…

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After decades of work ~ Lowell Police Court Naturalization Records Available

Genealogist Walter Hickey has long wanted and worked hard for years to have these Lowell Police Court Naturalization records available for informational and research purposes. In partnership with LowellIrish, the links to search these records are now available on-line. Along with his research in Lowell Irish History, the history of…

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