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Tsongas Industrial History Center


The Tsongas Industrial History Center is currently offering facilitated (synchronous) virtual field trip programs throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Please call 978-970-5080 to reserve your program.

At this time, we are not able to offer in-person field trips. We will continue to evaluate our capacity to do so within federal space regulations.

We are currently booking virtual field trips and will do so for the entire 2021- 2022 school year.

You may be looking for on-site field trips, but we encourage you to book Virtual Field Trips, as we anticipate high demand once on-site field trips resume. Virtual Field Trips guarantee an engaging curricular experience for students no matter what the year ahead brings. If you book a Virtual Field Trip, and it turns out we can offer on-site field trips, we will work with you to rebook your program(s), if desired, as availability allows.

We will take reservations at some point (exact date TBD) for on-site field trip programs taking place in 2022 if public health conditions permit. Watch for an update on November 1, 2021.

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Virtual Field Trips

Interactive, "live" online programs for students - in class or at home.
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Remote Learning Modules

Modules are ready for Google Classroom: primary and secondary sources, photographs, videos, questions, and writing prompts.
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Teaching Resources

Activities, lesson plans, and multimedia resources. Read more.
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Primary Resources

A database of historic documents, maps, and images.

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A hands-on learning center

Watch the video to see how students “do” history and science at TIHC.

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Field Trips

Students participate in hands-on learning activities and visit sites where history was made.

Check Out Our Field Trips

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Professional Development

The TIHC offers a variety of engaging professional development opportunities that meet the needs of history, science, and English language arts teachers.

Learn More About Professional Development

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Summer Camps

Explore history, science, and nature at TIHC’s summer camps.

Check Out Our Summer Camps

Online Resources

  • Teachers and families: Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for some fun and interactive online resources to share with your students. We are posting videos, photos, and other resources to continue learning online.
  • What can we learn about how people have secured equitable political representation in the United States by examining case studies from Lowell's past and present? Find out by participating in our new webinar series this fall.