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Tsongas Industrial History Center


The Tsongas Industrial History Center will now be offering facilitated virtual field trip programs. We have openings through June 2021. Please call 978-970-5080 to reserve your program.

  • Monday, May 3, 2021 - We will begin taking reservations for virtual field trips for the 2021-2022 school year (September 7, 2021 to June 17, 2022).
  • September 20, 2021 - On or after this date, please check back with us for updated program information. We will continue to monitor health conditions and may be able to offer not only virtual field trips, but also modified versions of our on-site (in-person) field trip programs starting this fall.
  • Monday, November 1, 2021 - Reservations open for our customary on-site programs in 2022 (exact date TBD), depending on public health conditions.
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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.

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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.