UML gets $224G grant to teach Industrial Revolution

02/27/2006
By From the Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- The University of Massachusetts Lowell has received a $224,000 grant to teach educators across the country about Lowell's role in the Industrial Revolution.

The Tsongas Industrial History Center got the grant Thursday from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and they will use the money to host three, weeklong workshops on the Industrial Revolution.

The workshops will have lectures as well as tours of local canals, mills and worker housing.

The grant is from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and it's the first NEH grant UMass Lowell has ever received. The Tsongas Center is a collaborative project between UMass Lowell and the Lowell National Park Service.

The Tsongas Center is accepting applications from teachers around the country. Participants will receive a $500 stipend to cover housing and meals. The application deadline is March 15.

For more information on the workshop or registration, visit: www.uml.edu/tsongas/NEH.