pa_0.jpgBecause of our vibrant academic and community network, we are able to bring people together (e.g. scholars, graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, local historians, etc.) to present research, art, music, and exhibitions around specific subject areas. We endeavor to host symposiums every two years.

In April 2018, the Lawrence History Center will host a symposium focusing on Public Health in Lawrence and Similar Communities to mark the centennial anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Please click for more information.

In May 2016, we held a symposium on "Reclaiming Urban Renewal: Community Efforts and Impacts in Lawrence, Massachusetts and Other Industrial Cities."

In April 2014, we held a symposium on post Second World War immigration into Lawrence and similar communities.

In April 2012, we held an academic symposium that focused on the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike:


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Sun-Mon: Closed


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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.