Don’t miss the interview in today’s Lowell Sun! Katie Lannan writes about the Lowell Historical Society’s newly appointed curator Ryan Owen and his charge and goal to wade through the vast collection and fill-in the blanks. The society was formed in 1902 from the 1868 Lowell Resident’s Association. Its collection has been acquired and accumulated since those days. From the ancient mummy’s foot – which former president and longtime board member Pauline Golec says is a “must” for any historical society worth its salt – to the letters, clothing, furniture and mysterious boxes, the collection offers a window into the lives of Lowellians.
A mummified foot, believed to be of Egyptian or South American descent, is one of the oddities on display at the Lowell Historical Society. SUN/Ashley Green