‘Mill Power’ Talk @ Tewksbury Library Set for Wed., Feb. 18

Snow permitting—-Here’s an announcement from  the Tewksbury Library:

The Tewksbury Public Library invites the public to a special program on Wed., Feb. 18, at 7 pm at Tewksbury Public Library, with author Paul Marion, who will discuss his new book, “MILL POWER: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park,” 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 the 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, 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. The Library is at 300 Chandler Street. The events is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Reserve your seat here –> http://goo.gl/4qNa9y or contact Librarian Robert Hayes at rhayes@mvlc.org . The Library is at 300 Chandler Street.