A Celebration ~ Lowell Festival ’81 had a “Victorian Ball”

Here is a cross-post from Dick Howe’s blog bringing the Lowell Historical Society on a trip down memory lane…

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Lowell Festival ’81 had a “Victorian Ball”

Here’s a photo to compliment Paul’s “Lowell Festival ’81″ post.  As part of the celebration that weekend in May, 1981 – the Lowell Historical Society held a “Victorian Ball” in the newly restored Memorial Hall at the Pollard Memorial Library. This photo from my archive shows three handsome young men in “appropriate dress” as requested on the invitation. The photo was taken on the grand stairway leading up to the Hall. Pictured are Bob McLeod (LHS Vice-President) and Lew Karabatsos (a former LHS President) along with my son Billy Sweeney. I was the LHS President at the time. I’ll keep searching for other photos… this one I think was in the Lowell Sun…

Photo: Over on Dick Howe's bog we like our trips down "memory lane"... and fellow blogger Paul Marion has posted a poster touting the "Lowell Festival '81" - a weekend event in May 1981 meant to celebrate Lowell's rebirth. As part of the celebration the Lowell Historical Society held a "Victorian Ball" in the newly restored Memorial Hall at the Pollard Memorial Library. This photo from my archive shows three handsome young men in "appropriate dress" as requested on the invitation. The photo was taken on the grand stairway leading up to the Hall. Pictured are Bob McLeod (LHS Vice-President) and Lew Karabatsos (a former LHS President) along with my son Billy Sweeney. I was the LHS President at the time. I'll keep search for other photos... this one I think was in the Lowell Sun... Please post any you might have of that event. Here the link to Paul's post: http://www.richardhowe.com/2014/03/29/lowell-festival-81-2/

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