‘Mill Power’ Talk @ Tewksbury Public Library, Jan. 7

On Wed., Jan. 7, at 7 pm, I will be at the Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler Street, discussing my new book, Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park. The program is free and open to the publicFor more information, contact Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 or rhayes@mvlc.org

Here’s a program description from the Library’s website: This is an insider’s account of the creative, bold community-driven process to establish one of Lowell’s treasures.  The park’s creation was an integral piece of an urban revival strategy that has made Lowell the subject of scores of newspaper articles, magazine profiles, TV and radio reports, scholarly papers, and book chapters.  Historic Preservation magazine, for example, has hailed Lowell as “the premier rehabilitation model for gritty cities worldwide.”  Learn about the people who dreamed, wrote, designed, pushed, and cheered a new national park into existence.  Paul Marion, Executive Director of Community Relations at UMass Lowell, served as an administrator with the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, helping to develop the programs and properties of the Lowell National Historical Park.  He’s also the co-founder of the Lowell Folk Festival and Lowell Heritage Partnership.

Light refreshments provided.  Q&A and book signing after the talk.  Limited to 50 seats.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.