I missed the press release somehow, but CoinNews.net published a piece on February 11, 2019 about the launch ceremony for the Lowell National
Historical Park quarter. VERY impressive crowd! -Editor
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, quarters celebrating Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts were officially introduced to the public.
A crowd of more than 2,600 people, including about 1,700 schoolchildren, attended the launch ceremony hosted by officials from the National Park Service and
United States Mint. Kids aged 18 and under received a free Lowell quarter to commemorate the event.
Depicted on the quarter’s reverse (tails side) is a scene emblematic of the historical park - a mill girl working at a power loom with its
prominent circular bobbin battery and a view through the window of Lowell’s Boott Mill clock tower.
"The depiction of the mill girl takes us back to the past at the forefront of America’s Industrial Revolution," remarked Marc Landry, the
Mint’s Acting Associate Director for the Numismatic and Bullion Directorate. "The physical coin takes us to present day manufacturing processes; and
finally, the coin in its entirety takes us into the future - inspiring tomorrow’s innovators, workforce, and generations to follow."
Landy shared the stage with former Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Lowell Jacqueline Moloney, Executive Director
Yun-Ju Choi of Coalition for a Better Acre, Chief Executive Officer Karen Frederick of Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue, National
Park Service Regional Deputy Director Rose Fennell, and park superintendent Celeste Bernardo.
To read the complete article, see:
Lowell Quarter Launch Ceremony Highlights
Wayne Homren, Editor
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