History

Irish Grave Monuments in Lowell

A recent journal article authored by some familiar names contributes important new evidence to our understanding of the earliest Irish immigrants in Lowell. “Migration and Memorials: Irish Cultural Identity in Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts” (published in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology on December 18, 2019) examines the iconography of…

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Throwback Thursday: June 3, 2013

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to June 3, 2013, and a visit to Lowell by Grammy Award winning singer/song writer Carole King. Paul Marion wrote the following blog post to document her visit which had her attend a campaign rally for Ed Markey who was then running for…

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Monuments and Memorial Day

There is some dispute about where and when the first Memorial Day was held but there is no question that the purpose of the day was to honor and remember those who died while serving in the military. In recent years the Greater Lowell Veterans Council holds its ceremony on…

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Throwback Thursday: May 24, 2009

This week’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to May 24, 2009, when Steve O’Connor shared the story of two World War II Veterans from Lowell, each with a remarkable story to tell. Visiting With Two Very Special Veterans By Steve O’Connor on May 24, 2009 In the following essay,…

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