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Missing Doors Open Lowell? Try our virtual scavenger hunt!

Virtual History Scavenger Hunt

Doors Open Lowell is a favorite event of the Library staff. We are able to chat about the rich history of the building, our interesting and varied art collection, favorite facts about Jack Kerouac, and the amazing architecture designed by Frederick Stickney whose work is prevalent throughout Lowell, including another example of Romanesque which is the Talbot Chapel at Lowell Cemetery.

Join the National Register of Historic Places in celebrating Preservation Month!

Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the event is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, State historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all been forced to close the doors on so many wonderful historic buildings and places.

In honor of that, the Pollard Memorial Library will be hosting a weekly Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Every Friday (May 8, 15, 22, & 29), we’ll be posting a scavenger hunt of 15 questions. All answers can be obtained online and all will be related in some way to Lowell history, buildings, people, and more. We encourage you to check out new virtual resources that show the way that organizations are capturing and preserving historical buildings, artifacts, documents, photographs, and more.

All participants will have until the following Thursday at 11:59 p.m. to submit your answers. Each Tuesday before noon, hints of the locations of the answers will be added to that week’s blog and submission form. On Friday mornings, we’ll announce the Lowell History Enthusiasts who answered all of the questions correctly (with or without help) on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram – each will be entered into the raffle – 1 submission per week maximum. Each Friday afternoon by 3:00 p.m., the next week’s challenge will be posted.  A raffle will be held on June 5th for a grab bag of Lowell history swag – Winner will be notified by their preferred contact method provided and posted on our social media. Happy Searching!

We recommend that you follow the Lowell Historic Board on Facebook for unique and interesting facts all month and year long!

If you have any questions about this scavenger hunt, reach out to Bridget Cooley, Community Planning Librarian, at

Week 1 Questions Hints and Answers