150 YEARS OF HEALTH CARE: ANNIVERSARY QUILT AND 19TH CENTURY MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS

The mission of the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural 
Center is to tell the human story found in
the history of the United States as an
industrial nation, especially by concentrating
on the lives of the working people of Lowell,
Massachusetts.
 
     The center, which opened in 1989, is
named in honor of Lowell's former
Superintendent of Schools who developed
the concept of an urban park focused on
Lowell's unique heritage.
 
    This former boarding house which
housed Boott Mill employees from about
1837 was rehabilitated by the Lowell
Historic Preservation Commission, an
agency of the U.S. Department of the
Interior. It is an appropriate setting for the
Lowell National Historical Park's interpretive
exhibits on the theme of the Working
People: Mill Girls, Immigrants, and Labor.
The Center also houses the University of 
Lowell Center for Lowell History, and the
University's Downtown Center for
Continuing Education which offers
year-round classes. A wide variety of
cultural programs is also offered
throughout the year at the Center.