The 2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter honors a site in the state of Massachusetts that was only established by Congress on June 5, 1978. It marks the forty-sixth strike to be released as part of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.
This program will include a total of fifty-six strikes when it is completed in 2021. The series debuted in 2010 and features five strikes released annually as part of it.
All of the strikes in the series honor sites of national interest with ten of the fifty-six actually honoring national historical parks like this Lowell National Historical Park Quarter. In comparison, there are only eighteen national parks honored by the series and five national monuments.
Following the Lowell National Historical Park Quarter in 2019 will be the American Memorial Park Quarter, the War in the Pacific National Historical Park Quarter, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Quarter and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Quarter.
Lowell National Historical Park information
Lowell National Historical Park of Massachusetts was established by Congress on June 5, 1978. The park consists of several different sites in and around the city of Lowell preserved for their importance in the industrial revolution and specifically the textile industry.
Development of the city really began in the 1820’s when businessmen realized the potential of the Middlesex Canal linking the Merrimack River to the Charles River and the hydro-power available in the region. Unlike the typical mill centers of the world, Lowell was constructed with a planned community design.
As such, Lowell was built with ample green spaces and relatively large dormitories for the use of its employees. Today, the park attracts over a half a million annual visitors.