One-Day Group Package Tour to Lowell, Massachusetts Offers Unique Opportunity to Visit Museums, Shop and Dine

Groups Encouraged to Extend Stay in Merrimack Valley Region



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Textile History Museum

    LOWELL, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For groups in search of a rewarding
 travel experience, the Lowell Textile Treasure Group Tour offers a unique
 opportunity to tour, shop and dine in America's original textile city.
     The tour is available to groups of 20 to 50 people. The program runs from
 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features three Lowell textile treasures: the
 American Textile History Museum, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell
 National Historical Park, and the New England Quilt Museum.
     The cost is $30 per person and includes reservation service, admission to
 each museum, lunch, three gifts, and free museum parking. Each of the three
 museum stops includes a self-guided tour of the exhibits and a "treasure
 token" redeemable for a free gift in each museum store. Transportation to
 Lowell and between sites is not included.
     The package also features information about the Radisson Hotel & Suites
 Chelmsford, and the Doubletree Riverfront Hotel in Lowell -- the Textile
 Treasure Group Tour's participating hotels -- for groups interested in an
 overnight stay to tour the region.
     The day begins on historic Shattuck Street at the New England Quilt Museum
 with an introduction by Museum staff, and a view of some of the finest
 examples of historical and contemporary quilts from the Museum's permanent
 collection and changing exhibitions.
     The next stop is the American Textile History Museum where historic
 scenes, spectacular textiles and clothing, decorative arts, tools, machinery,
 and workplace artifacts tell the story of America's cloth-making history from
 colonial times to the present.  Also featured here are a sumptuous lunch at
 the Seasoned Chef Gazebo Cafe, a spinning wheel gallery, and vintage looms
 weaving reproduction fabric for the Museum's own collection of textile
 products.
     A visit to the restored Boott Cotton Mills Museum at the Lowell National
 Historical Park completes the Textile Treasure Group Tour.  Exhibits trace the
 footsteps of mill girls and immigrant workers, and resound with the rumble of
 90 working power looms.  Here, interactive oral history programs, rare images,
 mill models, and vintage machines bring the story of Lowell's proud textile
 heritage to life.
     Ongoing tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be
 reserved at least four weeks in advance. For information and reservations,
 please call the Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000. E-mail to:
 tttours@athm.org or visit the website at
 www.nps.gov/lowe/Textiletreasures.htm
 
 

SOURCE American Textile History Museum
    LOWELL, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- For groups in search of a rewarding
 travel experience, the Lowell Textile Treasure Group Tour offers a unique
 opportunity to tour, shop and dine in America's original textile city.
     The tour is available to groups of 20 to 50 people. The program runs from
 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features three Lowell textile treasures: the
 American Textile History Museum, the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell
 National Historical Park, and the New England Quilt Museum.
     The cost is $30 per person and includes reservation service, admission to
 each museum, lunch, three gifts, and free museum parking. Each of the three
 museum stops includes a self-guided tour of the exhibits and a "treasure
 token" redeemable for a free gift in each museum store. Transportation to
 Lowell and between sites is not included.
     The package also features information about the Radisson Hotel & Suites
 Chelmsford, and the Doubletree Riverfront Hotel in Lowell -- the Textile
 Treasure Group Tour's participating hotels -- for groups interested in an
 overnight stay to tour the region.
     The day begins on historic Shattuck Street at the New England Quilt Museum
 with an introduction by Museum staff, and a view of some of the finest
 examples of historical and contemporary quilts from the Museum's permanent
 collection and changing exhibitions.
     The next stop is the American Textile History Museum where historic
 scenes, spectacular textiles and clothing, decorative arts, tools, machinery,
 and workplace artifacts tell the story of America's cloth-making history from
 colonial times to the present.  Also featured here are a sumptuous lunch at
 the Seasoned Chef Gazebo Cafe, a spinning wheel gallery, and vintage looms
 weaving reproduction fabric for the Museum's own collection of textile
 products.
     A visit to the restored Boott Cotton Mills Museum at the Lowell National
 Historical Park completes the Textile Treasure Group Tour.  Exhibits trace the
 footsteps of mill girls and immigrant workers, and resound with the rumble of
 90 working power looms.  Here, interactive oral history programs, rare images,
 mill models, and vintage machines bring the story of Lowell's proud textile
 heritage to life.
     Ongoing tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, and must be
 reserved at least four weeks in advance. For information and reservations,
 please call the Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000. E-mail to:
 tttours@athm.org or visit the website at
 www.nps.gov/lowe/Textiletreasures.htm
 
 SOURCE  American Textile History Museum