These past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic here in Lowell. We’ve been busy and we’ve been having fun with two great events that have just recently occurred: our Latino Conservation Week event, Salsa and Sustainability, and the 30th Lowell Folk Festival! There’s a lot to catch up on!
The Lowell National Historical Park partnered with amazing local organization, … Read more
Lowell is my hometown and my friends and most of my family live here; I very naturally call this place home. But, it was not like that for everyone, especially my family. I am a first generation American. My parents immigrated here from Medellin, Colombia. My mother, her parents, and younger brother arrived in Lowell, MA in 1979 … Read more
Today I had a unique experience that is pretty special to Lowell National Historical Park and that I’d like to hold on to. We have many different types of visitors. We have the history scholars, the industry buffs, craft folks, day trippers, students of all ages…a pretty wide variety. Visitors tend to look for information that relates to their interests. … Read more
The concept behind HAF and the Latino Heritage Internship was quite appealing; I agreed with the need for a better relationship between national parks and the Latino community. My interest in museum studies really opened my eyes to the demographics of educational institutions, such as museums and parks. How was it that local minorities were not taking advantage of the … Read more
City hall plaza flooded with yellow, blue, red, and orgullo. A week ago, July 20th, Colombia celebrated 205 years of sovereign rule. And, the Colombian Community here in Lowell, Massachusetts celebrated like no other. Music, dance, heritage, culture all merged together in a vivacious ceremony that sure did show that Colombians know how to have a good time. At 1pm, … Read more
Pennacook Indians and neighboring tribes meeting at the near mile drop of the Pawtucket Falls, fishing for salmon and sturgeon in the bountiful Merrimack river. Fast forward to 1655, fifteen European families settle in their new agricultural home, Chelmsford, specifically East Chelmsford. Now, add one factory complex in 1823- the Merrimack Manufacturing Company- and rename the whole region … Read more
“So…Dani…what is it that you do?”, my friend asked me last night when we met up at my favorite downtown cafe for Spring Alive smoothies. “Well. Umm. A little bit of everything, I guess…” I said, as the guys next to us played 80s pop on their Iphones and painted psychedelic mandalas on portable canvases.
It started with training when … Read more
My name is Daniela Sierra; I’m 20 years old and currently an art history major with a focus on museum studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I live just forty minutes outside of Boston in a smaller city that played no small part in the history of the innovative, technological, and labor revolutions of the United States … Read more