The Cultural Road Show
comes to Chelmsford!

“Cultural Road Show” features the many arts and cultural organizations in Greater Lowell. Free monthly programs will showcase the different museums and cultural institutions - who they are -via hands-on craft programs, a performance, a video about what the organization offers, a PowerPoint, or a combination of all these formats. Programs begin at 7 p.m. and will take place in the McCarthy Meeting Room at the Chelmsford Public Library.This series is co-sponsored by the Library and the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL).
click here to print off a flyer for the series

Scan your library card when you come to the Cultural Road Show programs. Those who attend the most Road Shows will be entered into a drawing for fun prizes from the museums at the end of the series!

This is the last of our Cultural Road Show Series. At our April Cultural Road Show we'll be giving out prizes to those with the best attendance!

The New England Quilt Museum visits Chelmsford
Monday, April 23, 2011 at 7 p.m.

You can visit the N.E. Quilt Museum at 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell MA 01852
and on the web at


These programs have been filmed by Chelmsford TeleMedia (CTM) and are available on DVD in the Library's collection. Some are available to be viewed online at CTM's website

Past Road Shows:

The Revolving Museum visits Chelmsford
Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7 p.m.
You can visit the Revolving Museum at 290 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA 01852
and on the web at


Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust visits Chelmsford
Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7 p.m.
The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust’s mission is to the improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation and preservation of parks, open space, and special places. Learn about how their work connects with Chelmsford (via River Meadow Brook, the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, and the Spalding House, to name a few) as well as their upcoming spring rafting season, new park projects and the multi-dimensional Concord River Greenway.
You can visit the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust on the web at

119 Gallery
visited Chelmsford on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7 p.m.
119 Gallery promotes contemporary and new media art, innovative ideas and cutting-edge techniques with a rich and diverse program of exhibitions, performances and community-based arts services; and welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and means to explore and experience new, innovative art.
You can visit 119 Gallery at: 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA and on the web at

The Whistler House Museum of Art visited Chelmsford on Monday, November 28, 2011.
Executive Director of the Whistler House, Michael Lally, led us on a "tour" of the Whistler House right from our seats in the library's meeting room! We learned about the history of this famous house and its residents through the years. (Of course that included the most famous residents -James and his mother!) Mr. Lally shared images and filled us in on the exhibits, events and galleries of the Whistler House. Mr. Lally also brought along a fun door prize for the evening and donated a private tour for 4 people. This gift will be added to our Road Show collection of prizes for the end of the series.
Visit the Whistler House Museum of Art at 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852-1822, and on the web at

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! visited Chelmsford Monday, October 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Steve Edington, outgoing president of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! Inc. engaged us with wonderful stories of Kerouac's life. LCK! is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a better understanding and appreciation of Jack Kerouac's life and literature. Founded in 1985, LCK! sponsors literary programs year round, including a festival in the first weekend of October, a spring program tied to Kerouac's March 12th birthday and other educational and cultural activities.

Visit "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!" on the web at

The American Textile History Museum of Lowell visited Chelmsford
on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7 p.m.

The American Textile History Museum of Lowell, MA kicked off our new series, "Cultural Roadshow."
Have you ever considered the number of textiles you’ll use today? Try counting them. Most of your clothes are textiles, of course. But you also sit and walk on textiles. You pull them across windows to block the sun. They protect you in a car crash and help police officers and soldiers from harm. Thanks to high-tech textiles, you can charge your iPod® on the run and swim faster. Textiles are important –essential, in fact- in our everyday lives.

Presentation focused on specific exhibits and collections. Museum staff gave out several door prizes at the program and donated a year's family membership to the museum for a give-away at the end of the series.
Visit The American Textile History Museum at 491 Dutton Street Lowell, MA 01854 and on the web at