Parker Lecture Tomorrow Afternoon

Moses Greeley Parker

Tomorrow at 2 pm at Lowell National Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, I will co-present a Moses Greeley Parker lecture on Moses Greeley Parker and the New Hampshire Telephone Museum. The other speaker will be Laura French, the executive director of that museum. Like all Parker Lectures, the event is free and open to the public.

Moses Greeley Parker was born in Dracut in 1842. After serving as a surgeon in the Civil War, he moved to Lowell to a house at 11 First Street and lived there until the end of his life in 1917. Parker opened a medical practice and specialized in ophthalmology, but he is best known for his involvement in the development of the modern telephone system, hence the connection with the New Hampshire Telephone Museum.

The New Hampshire Telephone Museum is located 60 minutes away in Warner, New Hampshire. It tells the story of the first telephone, how it came to be, and how it evolved over time to the smart phones we all carry with us today.