History

Henry Hobson Richardson… “American’s First Architect” born this day September 29, 1838

From the archive ~ a reminder that two of Lowell’s most magnificent buildings Lowell City Hall and the Pollard Memorial Library are built in the “Richardsonian Romanesque” style created by Henry Hobson Richardson… “American’s First Architect” born this day September 29, 1838. MassMoments reminds that Henry Hobson Richardson was born…

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Irish in Massachusetts History Conference

Congratulations to UMass Lowell which teamed up this past week with Queen’s College Belfast for a world-class history conference at the Inn & Conference Center.  Called “The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy,” the conference began on Wednesday night and ended Saturday morning with a tour of St. Patrick’s…

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The UMassLowell/Queens University Irish Conference ~ Significance and Legacy

Just a few words about the Irish Conference happening in Lowell this week… It was quite an experience attending day-one of the Irish Conference sponsored by UMass Lowell and Queens University Belfast. Themed “The Irish in Massachusetts: Historical Significance, Lasting Legacy.” The excellent cast of speaker/presenters moved us from 1550 Ireland…

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Inventing Lowell on September 30 at 6:30 pm

While in Washington a couple of summers ago, I was sure to visit the Museum of American History which was hosting an exhibit on “invention in 19th century America.”  I’ve always found the intersection of history and technology to be a fascinating area and I wasn’t disappointed.  The exhibit featured…

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September 12, 1953 ~ Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wed

On this day September 12, 1953, Congressman John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at a ceremony held in St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island. From the Kennedy Library website: Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Wedding Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12,…

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