Francis Cabot Lowell biographer to speak in Needham

The Needham “Your Town” page of reports that author Chaim M. Rosenberg will be speaking at the Needham Free Public Library on February 15, at 8 p.m. (the library says 7:30 pm) to discuss his latest book The Life and Times of Francis Cabot Lowell, 1775-1817. Francis Cabot Lowell was a critically important figure in the industrial revolution in America. Although he died in 1817, years before our city was founded, his business partners built the textile mills here along the banks of the Merrimack and named the new city Lowell after their late partner.

Driving to Needham a Tuesday night in February is an iffy proposition, but this might be an interesting event to attend.

4 Responses to Francis Cabot Lowell biographer to speak in Needham

  1. PaulM says:

    He would be a good person to invite for the Parker Lectures series in the 2011-12 season, starting this October and running through next May. Let’s get this suggestion to Paul Lappin, the Parker Lectures program director.

  2. Chaim Rosenberg says:


    I am scheduled to speak on Francis Cabot Lowell at the Lowell Public Library on May 19 at 7:00 PM. Please introduce yourself to me.


  3. DickH says:

    Mr Rosenberg – Thanks for your comment. It’s great to learn that you’ll be in Lowell. We’ll do what we can to help promote the event

  4. SeanT says:

    We are exited to welcome Chaim Rosenberg at the Pollard Library! I just wanted to chime in to say that the date of his talk has been changed. The talk will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 7PM. – Sean Thibodeau, Community Planning Librarian, Pollard Library