4th Annual North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk/Roll, and Kids Canal Dash -- Sunday, May 21, 2017

With the help of our generous sponsors, the Lawrence History Center is welcoming athletes of all abilities to its 4th annual road race in the North Canal district of Lawrence to raise awareness of the History Center in the community, and to promote fitness and economic and cultural development in the City of Lawrence. The proposed route highlights many of the revitalization efforts in the city’s parks and historic mill buildings.

Net proceeds to benefit the Lawrence History Center and the installation of a new elevator in its main building at 6 Essex Street, Lawrence.

Join us on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 9:00am for a scenic run through the city's revitalization of the local parks and historic mill buildings. (Logo design by Robert Lussier)


Annual Appeal, 2016-2017 -- Thank you!!

The Annual Appeal will be open until February 28, 2017 if you are interested in contributing to our successful campaign. All gifts - large or small - are tax-deductible and have an impact on our community.

Here's how:

  • By mail: Mail your donation payable to: Lawrence History Center, 6 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840

  • Online: Click to DONATE below and you will be taken to a Paypal page where you can donate any amount you like using a credit card. You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to make a donation.

Thank you very much for your support!


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed


6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.