Neighborhood Stories

El Primer Enganche - The First Hook

El Primer Enganche - The First Hook - as they called themselves, were a tight-knit community of Colombian immigrants, recruited in the early 1970s to work in Lowell’s textile mills.

Hale Howard

Hale-Howard, occupying an area of the city near the current Lowell Regional Transit Authority hub, suffered the same fate as the city’s French Canadian and Greek neighborhoods.

Little Canada Panels

The signage project was undertaken by UMass Lowell to recognize the history of its East Campus, once home to thousands of French-speaking immigrants.