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February 2018

Acre Walking Tour

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Part of Irish Cultural Week, led by Dave McKean and Walter Hickey.

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Portuguese in Lowell exhibit opening

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University Crossing, 220 Pawtucket St
Lowell, 01854 United States
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Portuguese in Lowell in 20th Century exhibit, runs through March 30, 2018

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Winterfest

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lucy Larcom Park, Merrimack St at Shattuck St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Winterfest

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Lucy Larcom Park, Merrimack St at Shattuck St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Citizen Jane Film & Discussion

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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In celebration of Women’s Week, Citizen Jane tells the powerful story of the impact one person can have when they become engaged in their community. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Special discussion will be lead by Dick Howe following the film.

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March 2018

Collage of a City exhibit

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ayer Lofts Art Gallery, 172 Middle St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Opening reception for Collage of a City, "portraits of diverse people from the Lowell Community, behind-the-scenes photos from The Merrimack Lowell Community Film Project."

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Acre Neighborhood Walk

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Part of Irish Cultural Week. Led by David McKean, Historian and St. Patrick's Parish Archivist, and Walter Hickey will conduct a walking tour of “God’s Holy Acre”. Wear comfortable shoes. Tour lasts one hour.

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April 2018

“History as It Happens” book talk

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Paul Marion, Marie Sweeney, Tony Accardi and Richard Howe (the four original contributors to the richardhowe.com blog) will lead a discussion on the history and future of social media in Lowell as seen through our experience with the richardhowe.com blog. After the discussion, copies of History as It Happens: Citizen Bloggers in Lowell, Mass. will be available for sale.

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300 Years of History Walk

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UML Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St
Lowell, MA United States
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Join Richard Howe for a free 90 minute long guided walking tour that explores 300 years of this region's history in the area around the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center. Beginning with a Native American settlement, through the emergence of Lowell as a center of textile manufacturing, to the city's decline and rebirth, this tour will touch on all aspects of Lowell's history. Begins at UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.

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Earth Day Parade and Festival

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Parade start: Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center (LNHP VC) (246 Market Street) Parade finish/Festival location: UTEC Lowell 35 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852 11:30 AM: Pre-Parade Activities 12:00 PM: Line up for parade begins 12:30 PM: Parade Leaves the LNHP VC & the Earth Day Festival Opens, UTEC 4:00 PM: Festival closes We invite organizations, individuals and families to the streets of downtown Lowell to celebrate the greening of our city with a mile-long parade featuring marching bands, puppets,…

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