The aftermath of the South Lowell (then Tewksbury) Cartidge Company Explosion, 1903.
The Lowell Historical Society will hold its annual meeting tonight in the ground level Community Room of the Pollard Memorial Library. The meeting itself begins at 6:30pm with a brief business meeting and election of officers and directors. It will be followed immediately by a program on “The 1903 South Lowell / Cartridge Factory Explosion.” This explosion occured in a part of Tewksbury that in 1906 would become a part of Lowell (South Lowell). It brought people from near and far to view the devastation from the blast that broke windows miles away and changed the lives of people and the landscape for years afterwards. This presentation will be given by Kim Zunino, Assistant Administrator of the Lowell Historic Board and current Vice-President of the Lowell Historical Society.
The meeting and the program are both open to the public and refreshments will be served. Parking is available along the area streets and in the lot in front of the Lowell Fire Department.