Celebrate #Thoreau at The Harvard Natural History Museum

A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

On view through September 1, 2014

“In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods, this exhibition features the stunning photographs of Scot Miller, who has traversed the state of Maine for years, retracing the footsteps of Thoreau, New England’s native son. Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller highlights the many places that Thoreau explored and wrote about using finely-crafted photographs, as well as historical information, a Penobscot Indian-made snowshoe owned by Thoreau, and specimens from Harvard’s collections, including one-of-a-kind plant samples collected in northern Maine by Thoreau himself. ”

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Pass admits 4 visitors.  A $4.00 admission is charged each library pass user at the museum.  (Coupon pass does not need to be returned to the library)

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Free Family Concert

Sign up has begun for our August 13th family concert featuring Roger Tincknell.  The concert is for children age 5 years + and their grownups.  It starts at 10:30 AM.  Sign up is required.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call 978-674-1529 to reserve your spots.

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Two-Way Traffic Coming Soon to Downtown Lowell – Info Meeting TONIGHT at Senior Center

Two way traffic conversion

Have you heard? Lowell’s Planning and Development department are hard at work getting the word out that construction is currently being done to convert some of Lowell’s downtown streets to two-way traffic. They are having a public information session about the conversion tonight (Wednesday, July 30) at 6:30PM at the Lowell Senior Center at 276 Broadway. More information about the conversion is also available on the city’s website.

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Lowell Election Commission Announces New Polling Locations

We’re excited to be one of the new polling locations (Ward 2, Precinct 1—formerly at Tsongas Arena) recently announced by the Lowell Election Commission. For a full list of locations, you can check out their newly updated Election Wards and Precincts Map online or the extensive and helpful write up over at Richard Howe, Jr’s blog.

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On This Day in Mass History the Inventor of Tupperware is Born

      tupperwaread…in 1907, Earl Tupper, inventor of Tupperware, was born. Raised in central Massachusetts, birthplace of the plastics industry, he was a compulsive tinkerer, inventing, among hundreds of other things, a fish-powered boat. When none of his ventures succeeded, he took a job in a Leominster plastics factory and in 1938 founded his own company. After much trial and error, he came up with the “wonderbowl,” which had an airtight “burping” seal. Sales did not take off until a woman named Brownie Wise persuaded him that Tupperware should be sold where it could be demonstrated — at home parties. Thanks to the quality of the product and Brownie Wise’s success at mobilizing a sales force of “Tupperware Ladies,” the Massachusetts-based company spawned a global enterprise. Click here to read more.

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