The Lowell Historic Board (LHB) digital newsletter, Presence from the Past, is distributed electronically approximately four times a year seasonally. Begun in 2003 in print form, the newsletter moved to a digital format in 2011, making it much easier and cost-effective to design, produce, and distribute. In addition to the LHB social media platforms, it's a great way to keep up with LHB activities as well as information on Lowell history, architecture, and preservation in general.
The creation of the newsletter was inspired, and named, by our colleague and good friend Gerry Cook who passed away in October, 2003. Gerry was the Housing Program Manager in the City's Division of Planning and Development and also helped develop Community Teamwork's YouthBuild program. He was a great history enthusiast, believing that educating people about history could teach them something about themselves and his Native American heritage motivated him to participate in living history events.
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