Episode 33: #bestfieldtripever: Tsongas Industrial History Center
The history of the American Industrial Revolution and the history of Lowell are deeply intertwined. Lowell’s founding as the country’s first planned industrial city cemented it as a magnet for technological innovations, capitalist investors, and industrious workers from New England and abroad. Those legacy, as well as present-day progress are shared through education programs at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, the 27-year partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s College of Education and Lowell National Historic Park.
In this episode, we speak with Kristin Gallas, Project Manager-Education Development for Tsongas Industrial History Center and are joined by new TIHC Marketing and Reservationist Syeda Nizami as we explore some of the history of this partnership as well as program offerings and get a glimpse into some future plans.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the Tsongas Industrial History Center, visit the TIHC’s website here. The website thoroughly details program offerings and resources available to educators and has some terrific information for anyone who may be interested in future National Endowment for the Humanities summer workshops. Although the 2019 application process has now closed, check back often for future programs.
If you are a second grade educator and are interested in participating in the 2019-20 field trip try-out, reach out to Kristin Gallas. Contact information for Kristin and the TIHC are here.
If you are a Lowell elementary, middle, or high school educator, you may be interested in one of the two leveled Southeast Asian workshops mentioned. Visit the Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) SEA website for online registration (March 9 registration deadline). Information can also be obtained from CAAS by emailing or calling the center directly. For more information please email: CAAS@uml.edu or call 978-934-4612. Additional information is also on CAAS’ website.
Thanks to Kristin Gallas and Syeda Nizami for chatting with us today. Be sure to check the links above for more information about the Tsongas Industrial History Center’s programs throughout the year. If you are interested in the Lowell National Historical Park’s programs visit and sign up for Park updates at , https://www.nps.gov/lowe.
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