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Center for Lowell History/ 2019

Lowell Massachusetts viewed from Christian Hill

Lowell viewed from the residence of T. L. Tuxbury, detail of lithographic print by J. B. Bachelder, 1856.
Lowell Historical Society Negatives Collection

Research visits to the Center for Lowell History are by appointment. 

To schedule an appointment contact:       

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open 3rd Saturday of the month:  October 15, 2022  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Closed on federal and state holidays.
Closed October 10th for Indigenous People's Day and Columbus Day.


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CLH Staff Contact Information

Front Desk Phone: 978-934-4997

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Mission Statement

The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Lowell History was established in 1971 to assure the safekeeping, preservation, and availability for study research materials in unique subject areas, particularly those related to the Greater Lowell Area and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In addition, the Center is committed to the design and implementation of historical and cultural programs and activities that link the University and the community in developing an economically strong and multi-culturally rich region.

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