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Charlie Gargiulo will speak about his book, Legends of Little Canada:  Aunt Rose, Harvey’s Bookland, and My Captain Jack (Loom Press, 2023) at a Parker Lecture –


The Sad, Curious Death of Mary Ann Birmingham

Sunday, April 14
2:00—3:30 PM

Talbot Chapel at Lowell Cemetery
77 Knapp Ave, Lowell, MA, 01852

Presenter – Joe Orfant

She was just a month shy of her twenty-seventh birthday on that beautiful, clear crisp Fall day, October 21, 1861, when the young and beautiful Mary Ann Birmingham died in a” paroxysm of spasms” at her father’s house where she lived with Alexander C. Peters, her physician husband and eighteen-month-old son, Samuel. The young family had only moved to Lowell from New York City in the past year or so . . .

Join us to learn more and visit the Birmingham family burial plot in the historic Lowell Cemetery

Sponsored by the Lowell Historical Society, Lowell Cemetery, and Pollard Memorial Library. Seating is limited.

Please register for the event at

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*The date was changed so people can attend this event and Charlie Gargiulo’s Parker Lecture Legends of Little Canada on Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center. More info at: Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series » 2023-2024