Caring for Architecture, Nature and Culture:
Lowell Heritage Partnership Projects
Our Park, Our Cities, Our Stories: Next Generation Project
The Lowell Heritage Partnership and Lowell National Historical Park have begun work on a multi-year community engagement project to produce the next generation of cultural programming at Lowell National Historical Park. More information on the project can be found here: Our Park, Our City, Our Stories: Next Generation Project
Abraham Lincoln Monument Restoration
2 Lincoln Street
(corner of Chelmsford Street)
The monument was “Erected by The School Children of Lowell” in 1909 as a memorial to our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. Through the cooperative effort of the Lowell Heritage Partnership and the City of Lowell the monument had been restored and refurbished in the spring of 2010.
Special thanks to the staffs of the City Manager’s Office, Lowell Historic Board, and City’s Parks and Recreation Dept. for their efforts in overseeing the monument restoration and site spruce-up. Funding from the Human Services Corp. Endowment at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation allowed the Lowell Heritage Partnership to contribute to the project. In recent years, the LHP has continued to honor President Lincoln's connections to Lowell during President's Day Weekend.
Canalway & River Walk Maintenance Endowment
The LHP has an endowment at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation whose purpose is to support maintenance of the Riverwalk, Canalway, and Concord River Greenway. To donate, please contact the Community Foundation.
Doors Open Lowell
Doors Open Lowell offers an insider’s look into the preservation of many of Lowell’s magnificent historic buildings. It’s a free annual event held during National Preservation Month to celebrate Lowell’s architectural heritage and urban living and culture. Together these have made Lowell a creative and exciting place to live and work.
Lowell Heritage Partnership also co-sponsors the Community Excellence Awards during Preservation Week.
Lowell’s Special Places: Exploring the Neighborhoods
In 2003, with the support of the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, the Lowell Heritage Partnership published a special guide, "Lowell's Special Places: Exploring the Neighborhoods."
The brochure encourages residents and visitors to investigate the less well-known parts of the city after they have seen the centerpiece downtown historic district. Lowell's Special Places features detailed directions for walking tours in the Acre, Back Central, Belvidere, Centralville, the Highlands, Pawtucketville, and South Lowell.
Stewardship Development: Empowering Lowell's Leaders
One of the priorities of the LHP is to support the development of a new generation of leaders. The LHP has been a strong supporter of the Public Matters community leadership development program in Lowell and has worked with the Smithsonian Institution on internship programs in collaboration with the National Park Service.
The Lowell Bell
In 2009, Lowell Heritage Partnership sponsored the restoration and installation of the "Lowell Bell" in Eastern Bank plaza at the corner of Central and Prescott Streets.
City Hall Portrait Restorations
Lowell Heritage Partnership has supported the restoration of several historic portraits that hang in Lowell City Hall, including the portrait of Lowell's first mayor, Elisha Bartlett. City Hall is home to portraits of over 40 former mayors and other famous dignitaries.
Most recently, in 2013, LHP restored the portrait of Governor Frederic Greenhelge
Remembering Peter Stamas: A Celebration of Community and Service
On November 15, 2012, Lowell Heritage Partnership co-sponsored an evening celebrating the life of Lowell educator and community leader, Peter S. Stamas. Remembering Peter Stamas: A Celebration of Community and Service featured guest speakers familiar with Peter's life and work, a video tribute to the Human Services Corporation and a panel of emerging leaders in Lowell. The event also announced the creation of the Peter S. Stamas Community Fund at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.
Lowell: The Entrepreneurial City
On September 25th, 2013 the Lowell Heritage Partnership celebrated Lowell's uniquely innovative past, present, and future with an expert panel discussion, Lowell: The Entrepreneurial City.
Speakers included representatives from The City of Lowell, UMass Lowell, and Entrepreneurship For All.
Roots, Realities, and Dreams Community Video Contest
In 2013, the Lowell Heritage Partnership sponsored a community video contest entitled, Roots, Realities, and Dreams, in which the LHP and LNHP invited participants to "share their Lowell story."