My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Boarding House Park, Lowell, Massachusetts -- A Quiet Place and A Festive Place

"There is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.

(See tab on right side called "Lowell Series" for many more articles about Lowell.)

The Boarding House Park is a favorite place to sit and relax, or pass through when on your way to the Boott Cotton Mills (operated by the Lowell National Historical Park) shown behind the green stage below or if you are visiting the free Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit on the left side. The park is located at the intersection between French and John Streets and is adjacent to the John Street parking lot. The rain location is across the street in the Lowell High School auditorium.

Facing the stage, with the Boott Cotton Mills in the back and a  trolley passing between the two.
Stage area with an enormous Wisteria plant providing shade for the performers.

View from the parking garage, looking down at the park during the 2015 Folk Festival.
Both the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Lowell Folk Festival and the summer-long Lowell Summer Music Series will use the Boarding House Park. To see the 2016 schedule and a list of performers, see the links, just shown. There are also other events held here during the season. (To see all the Folk Festival artists, go to:

To see current brochures, with attractions and dates, see at the end of this post.

 The Lowell Summer Music Series is below.
To order tickets, go to