Andrew Jackson, Charles Dickens and Lowell

Within a single decade, two of the most influential men in the early eighteenth century, Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickens, both visited Lowell. What they saw here greatly influenced their views of the coming age of industrialization. On the eve of the grand opening of the Dickens and Massachusetts exhibit at the Lowell National Park’s Boott Cotton Mill Museum, read all about the visits to Lowell by President Jackson, by Dickens and by numerous other dignitaries of the age in my latest article in the Local History section of Howl in Lowell.