Lowell Cemetery & Tyler Park tours this weekend

John A Storey monument at Lowell Cemetery

This is a big weekend for walking tours in Lowell.

On Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1 pm, I will lead a 90-minute walking tour of Lowell Cemetery. The tour will begin at the Lawrence Street gate. Many of the stops and stories this year are brand new to these tours.

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10 am, I will repeat the same tour of the Lowell Cemetery, starting again at the Lawrence Street gate.

On that same afternoon (Saturday, May 21, 2016), I will team up with Lowell National Historical Park and the Friends of Tyler Park to do a walking tour of the Tyler Park Historic District. This tour, which will be co-led by Jay Mason of the Friends of Tyler Park, will begin at Tyler Park (700 Westford Street) at 1:30 pm and will last an hour.

The Tyler Park tour is part of Lowell National Historical Parks “Bringing the Park to the People” series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. In addition to the walking tour, other activities at Tyler Park from 1 pm to 4 pm that day will include:

Community Weaving Project in which community members decorate strips of cloth and weave them together to form a collage representing the neighborhood;

Made in Lowell’s Trailer Chat which is a dialogue about what it means to be a Lowellian and to have your story preserved for future generations; and

National Park Service’s Pop-Up Museum featuring kids crafts and interpretive materials for the whole family.

So please get out and visit Lowell Cemetery and Tyler Park this weekend and learn more about this history of your city. All of these tours are free and require no advance registration; just show up and enjoy.