Lowell and Merrimack Valley Special Places Announced
The Massachusetts Office of Tourism has been reminding us by e-mail and on the official web site that last year:
“The Special Commission Relative to Designating 1000 Great Places in Massachusetts was created by an Act of the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on January 15, 2009. Its mission is to identify and recognize the 1000 most truly special places in the Commonwealth, in order to celebrate pride in our history and culture, increase knowledge of our natural surroundings, and encourage regional and international tourism.”
Today that list of 1,000 great places from Abington and Acton to Worcester, Wrentham and Yarmouth has been made public. See the full list here on Boston.com – just scroll down to the article “Panel Unveils List…” and click on the Excel list. It encompasses the historic, the preserved, the natural, the environment, the arts, sports and ethnic, the traditional, the spiritual and so much more. It’s no surprise to see over eighty listings for historic Boston. Lowell has ten places listed! Looking to our home area in the Merrimack Valley we find:
Brush Art Gallery and Artists Studios LeLacheur Park Lowell Heritage State Park Lowell National Historical Park Lowell Riverwalk – Sampson Pavilion The American Textile History Museum The Jack Kerouac Commemorative The Revolving Museum Tsongas Industrial History Center Western Avenue Studios
Den Rock Park Essex Art Center Great Stone Dam, Merrimack River Lawrence History Center
Bradford Common Historic District Historic District Lake Kenoza Walkways and Park Winnekenni Castle and Parks/Trails
Audubon Joppa Flats Nature Center Firehouse Center for the Arts Maritime Museum Maudslay State Park Newburyport Boardwalk Plum Island and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Public Health Museum at Tewksbury State Hospital
Chelmsford Center Historic District
Methuen Memorial Music Hall
Did your choice (s) for great places in Massachusetts make the list? Let us know.
4 Responses to Lowell and Merrimack Valley Special Places Announced
What, Lawrence History Ctr. ?? Where is that ?? I must of missed when I travelled through Lawrence.
Dean – There’s been a name change!
Since 1978, Lawrence History Center, formerly Immigrant City Archives, has collected and preserved documents and artifacts pertaining to the history of Lawrence, Massachusetts and its people.
Brush Art Gallery and Artists Studios
Lowell Heritage State Park
Lowell National Historical Park :):):)
Lowell Riverwalk – Sampson Pavilion
The American Textile History Museum
The Jack Kerouac Commemorative
The Revolving Museum
Tsongas Industrial History Center
Western Avenue Studios
Lawrence History Center is a great place on Essex Street. I am working with them now in preparation for a series of events in 2012 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the very famous Bread & Roses textile strike that took place in Lawrence in 1912. Several thousnad mostly women workers and mostly immigrants struck the mill owners for shashing their wages at the start of 1912.