The Mass Memories Road Show is a statewide community history project sponsored by UMass Boston. A group of archivists from the university assisted by local volunteers, is in the process of visiting every city and town in the Commonwealth to allow residents to share historic photographs with the project. Photos are immediately scanned with the original never leaving the custody of its owner who is also asked to complete a photograph information worksheet listing things such as the names of those shown in the picture, its location and the date it was taken. All of this information and the digital images of the photos will then be made available to all on the Mass Memories website.
This coming Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Road Show will be in Lowell at the Tsongas Industrial History Center which is located within the Boott Cotton Mill Museum at 115 John Street. Those wishing to participate should bring no more than three photos that depict you, your family, your home, your neighborhood - anything about Lowell or its people that you would like to share. The event is free and open to the public, so even if you don't have any photographs you should stop by and mingle with others interested in the history of this city.