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!
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 http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/
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
Past Road Shows:
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 http://www.revolvingmuseum.org/
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 http://www.lowelllandtrust.org/
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
You can visit 119 Gallery
at: 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA and on the web at www.119gallery.org
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
Celebrates Kerouac! visited Chelmsford Monday, October 24, 2011 at
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 http://www.lowellcelebrateskerouac.org/
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.
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 http://www.athm.org