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Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center Exhibit Brochures

Center for Lowell History resources

Scope and Content

These brochures represent exhibitions that took place at or in association with the Mogan Cultural Center over the course of several decades. They demonstrate a long standing effort to preserve and share Lowell's diverse cultural heritage through its many stories. While the exhibits have come and gone, the brochures remain to provide compact summaries in a variety of subject areas and time periods. They also serve as a stepping off point for further inquiry and research.

Since opening in 1989, the mission of the Patrick J. Mogan Cultural Center has been to "tell the human story of Lowell" "through community-sponsored exhibits, projects and programs. The Center today forms a bridge between the city, its community groups, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Lowell National Historical Park, with a focus on playing a positive role among groups and advancing cultural and historical activities within the city."

150 Years of Health Care: Anniversary Quilt and 19th Century Medical Instruments

A 19th Century Immigrant's View of Lowell: The Letters of John Wood, 1858-1860

Art of the Draftsman: 19th Century Plans and Drawings

The Automobile in Lowell, 1998

Bedrock, Bricks and Rock Doves: The Natural History of Lowell, Massachusetts

The Blue Plate Special: An Eclectic View of the Lowell Historical Society's Collection

Browsing Through Birke's

Changing Times: A Century and a Half at Lowell High School

Destination Lowell: A Story of Three Greek Families, 1990

Early Canal Transportation: The Boats of the Middlesex Canal

From Erin to the Acre

The Extended Family

Folk Art: Nineteenth Century Lowell

A Garden of Graves: Views of Lowell Cemetery

The Greater Lowell Y W C A: One Hundred Years of Service and Advocacy, 1891-1991   

Lawrence Textile Workers Through the Generations

A Light in the Attic: Treasures of City Hall

Lowell: A Friend of the People The Typhoid Epidemic of 1890-91

Lowell Then and Now

Lowell's International Institute: 75 Years of Community Service

The Lure of the Spindle: The Portuguese in Early 20th Century Lowell, 2015

Making the Lowell Sculptures: The Work of Robert Cumming  

A 19th Century Immigrant's View of Lowell: The Letters of John Wood, 1858-1860

The Nursing Archives and Special Collections

Pawtucketville: A 325 Year Old Neighborhood

Perspectives and Visions: One Hundred Years of Lowell's College of Education

Picture It: Lowell Goes to the Movies

Polonia: The Greater Lowell Polish American Community, Past & Present

Profiles In Courage: African Americans in Lowell original brochure, 1993.

Profiles In Courage: African Americans in Lowell 1995.  

Roots and Dreams: Twenty Years of the Human Services Corporation

One Man’s Legacy The Life of Lowell Philanthropist Freeman Ballard Shedd

Something Old, Something New: Ethnic Weddings in Greater Lowell

Street Treats and Hidden Treasures: Lowell's Residential Fancy Glass

Strong Light and Open Spaces

Texas Jack and the Peerless Morlacchi 

Textile Art: Ethnic Wall Hangings

We Are Still Here Greater Lowell Indian Cultural Association

We the Portuguese 

Within These Walls: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of City Hall and the Pollard Memorial Library

A 19th Century Immigrant's View of Lowell: The Letters of John Wood, 1858-1860