Civil War talk and Cemetery Tours

The historically minded among you might want to mark a couple of upcoming events on your calendars. On Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2 pm at the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center at 40 French Street in Lowell, I will give a talk on Lowell and the coming of the Civil War as part of the opening reception for a new exhibit of the photography of Tony Sampas, a frequent contributor of incredible images to this site. The title of his exhibit is “Lowell Remembers: The Civil War 1861-1865.” It features contemporary photographs of Civil War monuments and sites in Lowell. This event is free and open to the public.

Next, we have set the dates for this spring’s tours of Lowell Cemetery. In a change from the past few years, these tours will begin at the Lawrence Street Gate (rather than the Knapp Avenue entrance near Shedd Park). The reason for the change is that there is so much to see and discuss in the cemetery, that I have decided to concentrate on the Lawrence Street side of the cemetery on the spring tours and the Knapp Avenue side in the fall (with some overlap). The tour schedule is as follows:

Friday, May 4th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 5th at 10:00 AM
Friday, May 18th at 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 19th at 10:00 AM