One Neighborhood, Two Towns: Lawrence and Andover

Hosted By: 

Lawrence History Center / Andover Center for History & Culture
Join the Lawrence History Center and the Andover Center for History & Culture for a unique, collaborative neighborhood program that explores an area of Andover that was purchased to become a part of what is now South Lawrence. Former Lawrence resident and long-time Lawrence History Center volunteer Rick Wetmore who will discuss the development of South Lawrence as well as recount some of his memories of growing up in the community. Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante will discuss his research on World War One memorials located in South Lawrence as well as the lives of the men they pay tribute to. Lauren Kosky-Stamm, ​Director of ​Programs and Social Media, and Don Robb, Board Member, of the Andover Center for History & Culture will share their research on the relationship between early South Lawrence families and Andover. ** NOTE: This event will be part of the Lawrence History Center's 40th Anniversary Open House featuring guest speakers, a Tour by Historic Mills Photography, a blacksmith working in the Essex Company Forge, and more!

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Event Telephone: 


6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA, 01840

Driving Directions: 

From Route 495, take Exit 45 (Marston Street) Follow Marston Street to the traffic light at Canal Street. Go straight (formerly a left turn before intersection redesign) at the light onto Canal Street (following brown signs for the Heritage State Park. As you come down Canal Street, you will see the Stone and Everett Mills ahead of you on the right. Continue down the hill a bit to the traffic light. Take a right onto Union Street. Take your second left onto Essex Street at the first traffic light. LHC is on the corner of Union and Essex Streets on the left. Parking Metered parking is available on Essex Street.