Boston continues to invest in its cultural resources and expand its attractions. The Paul Revere House Museum in the North End is in line for a $4 million expansion, according to a Boston Globe report on boston.com.
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Combine this with the expansion projects at the Museum of Fine Arts and Gardner Museum, plus the new-ish Institute of Contemporary Art, and the message is clear: Boston means business with its cultural assets. This activity should keep cultural-minded communities outside of Boston, like Lowell, on their toes, and ready to make the moves necessary to strengthen their own positions if they don’t want to be eclipsed by Boston’s cultural attractions. I have to say the Lowell Memorial Auditorium this year is really energized and has increased its visibility with high profile shows. And the Tsongas Center (at UMass Lowell) has quickly picked up programming speed, for example, with its Bob Dylan concert in November. This is good news for Lowell and the region.