The blog posts and Facebook notes about Lowell Historical Society curator Ryan Owen and his finds in the Society’s collection must have raised his profile. Owen and the collection are front and center, front-page, above the fold in today’s Lowell Sun. As with the find of the Solon Perkins Civil War guidon in the recesses of the LMA recently, these discoveries intrigue the social and mainstream media readers. We will continue to report on these historic finds as Curator Ryan Owen goes about his appointed task in the LHS collection. Here is a cross-post about Katie Lannon’s newspaper story from the Lowell Historical Society blog.
A mummified foot, believed to be of Egyptian or South American descent, is one of the oddities on display at the Lowell Historical Society. SUN/Ashley Green
Don’t miss the interview in today’s Lowell Sun! Katie Lannan writes about the Lowell Historical Society’s newly appointed curator Ryan Owen and his charge and goal to wade through the vast collection and fill-in the blanks. The society was formed in 1902 from the 1868 Lowell Resident’s Association. Its collection has been acquired and accumulated since those days. From the ancient mummy’s foot – which former president and longtime board member Pauline Golec says is a “must” for any historical society worth its salt – to the letters, clothing, furniture and mysterious boxes, the collection offers a window into the lives of Lowellians.