Inventing Lowell

See website for times Fri, Feb 21 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014

Venue: American Textile History Museum

491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854


Deborah Belanger


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The City of Lowell is an invention. As the first industrial city in the United States, and a long-time leader in urban redevelopment, Lowell has been a model for cities across the country. In this exhibit we examine the invention and re-invention of the city. This exhibit is produced as part of a project sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's Lemelson Center for Invention and Innovation. It features a work-in-progress view of a series of videos that the American Textile History Museum and Lowell Telecommunications Corporation are creating to be included in "Places of Invention" a new, long-term exhibit opening at the National Museum of American History in 2015.

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