Don't miss Doors Open XTRAs, special opportunities to enhance your Doors Open Lowell experience through special tours, demonstrations, and interactions with design professionals. Doors Open XTRAs are free and no preregistration is required but attendance may be limited to a first come, first served basis.
Friday, May 10
Lowell Gas Light Company Building
22 Shattuck Street
6 – 9 pm
Meet architect Jay Mason and learn more about the building’s rehabilitation.
79 Dutton Street
6:30 & 8 pm
Don’t miss the rare public showing of the Masons’ celestial lighting display in Grecian Hall.
Saturday, May 11
St. Patrick Church Organ Restoration
282 Suffolk Street
10 am – 1 pm
Inoperable for over ten years, learn more about their 1906 Woodberry Company organ, the largest surviving pipe organ in Lowell, its ongoing restoration, and hear it being played by Anita Downs.
Pollard Memorial Library Tours
401 Merrimack Street
10:15 am, 11:15 am, and 12:15 pm
Meet at the library’s ground floor foyer and take a guided tour of the building.
Walking Tour: What Happened to Little Canada?
Wannalancit Mill - 660 Suffolk Street
Noon – 1:30 pm
Join UMass-Lowell professor Robert Forrant for this walking tour highlighting the history of Lowell’s Little Canada neighborhood, from early French Canadian immigrants to the newest changes today including demolition of the neighborhood from urban renewal in the 1960s.
Tsongas Industrial History Center – 115 John Street
1 – 4 pm
Do you wonder how cloth is made, or why Lowell is called the Mill City? Are you a dreamer, innovator, problem solver, creator? Then drop by and explore your creative side at this weaving workshop.
1 Tremont Place
1 – 4 pm
Discover historic subterranean waterpower features with former Lowell National Historical Park Ranger Dave Redding.
383 Pawtucket Street
1 – 4 pm
Learn more about recent interior restoration work by the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust and view a CRAZY quilt and period undergarments from their collection.