Friends of the Library Trip to the Lowell National Historical Park


The Friends of the Epsom Library are planning a day trip to the Lowell National Historical Park on Saturday, June 3.

The park is managed by the National Park Service and has an amazing amount of history to experience by trolley, by boat, and by walking.

We plan to take the tour of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum which includes a working 1920’s era weave room, plus interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution.

There will also be a 90-minute guided boat ride through the historic canal that answers such questions as the following:

Who dug the canals?

Who laid the stone walls?

Who operated the locks and gates                              through the canal?

Discover the human stories of the workers who built and operated Lowell’s remarkable water power system, and find out who is still working the water today.

There will also be opportunities to join Ranger Talks and enjoy lunch on your own in this beautiful area.  Trolley and walking tours are offered free of charge.

Please sign up in advance for the boat tour which is $12 for adults and $4 for seniors.

We will be carpooling to Lowell and plan to gather at the Epsom Public Library parking lot by 8:15 a.m. and leave the lot by 8:30 a.m. Please let us know if you can help drive and how many your vehicle can accommodate.

Sign up at the Library, or contact Virginia Drew at`