Lowell is not far from Boston and is a great place to visit. Here are some things you may not know about Lowell.
- Lowell was America’s first planned industrial city.
- Rows of brick boarding houses next to the textile mills provided housing during the Industrial Revolution for young women who worked at the mills. They were referred to as “Mill Girls.”
- Beat generation author Jack Kerouac wrote the novel On the Road fifty years ago. This year there will be a 50th anniversary celebration October 5-9 in Lowell.
- James Whistler was born in Lowell and you can visit the Whistler House Museum of Art when you come for the conference.