Information for Registered Bread and Roses Centennial Symposium Participants
On behalf of the Lawrence History Center and the Bread and Roses Centennial Committee, we thank you for registering to participate in the Bread and Roses Centennial Academic Symposium on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. You will be joining nearly 300 people from 20 different U.S. States, Canada, and Australia who share your interest in the Great Lawrence Strike of 1912!
Things to know as you plan your day with us…
The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. with “Check-In” at the Lawrence History Center at 6 Essex Street. There you will receive your name tag, program schedule booklet (including a map of the panel locations), and lunch ticket. We will have coffee and bottled water available at no charge to participants.
Panels will begin at all locations at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Please refer to the "Schedule At-A-Glance” that shows which panels are going on at the same time in all locations to assist you in deciding which one to attend! There is no need to print the schedule as you will receive a full Symposium Schedule booklet at Check-in.
Information about the symposium sites:
Lawrence History Center: www.lawrencehistory.org
Essex Art Center: www.essexartcenter.com
Lawrence Heritage State Park: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/lwhp.htm
Everett Mills: www.everettmills.com
(Note: The Union Street Grille is on the first floor of the Everett and will be open all day for in-between-panel nourishment.)
Lunch will be from Noon to 1:15 pm. on the first floor of the Everett Mill. Our keynote speaker is Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO (see "Schedule At-A-Glance” for more information).
Guided Walking Tours will depart from the Lawrence History Center at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. and last for approximately 45 minutes.
A Final Concert and Wrap-up will take place at 4:30 pm on the 6th Floor of the Everett within our bilingual exhibit, Short pay! All out! The Great Lawrence Strike of 1912.
Directions and Parking:
From Route 495, take Exit 45 (Marston Street). Follow Marston Street and take a left onto Canal Street. As you come down Canal Street, you will see the Stone and Everett Mills ahead of you. Continue down the hill a bit and turn right into the Everett parking lot before the Union Street traffic light. The entrance will be marked with a purple “Event Parking” sign (look for the red and purple balloons!).
Once you park behind the Everett Mill, in order to get to the Lawrence History Center, enter the Everett from the rear entrance and walk all the way through to the Union Street side. The History Center is across the street on the corner of Union and Essex. People and signs will be available to assist/direct you.
Parking at the Everett may be limited as there will be another event going on at the same time. If you are unable to find a free spot in their lot, the LAZ public parking lot at One Canal Street ($5/day) is adjacent to the Everett lot. Metered parking is also an option along Essex Street, however the maximum time allowed is 2 hours and if you overstay your limit you will get a $25.00 ticket.
Note: Please be aware that there is construction on Marston Street and Canal Street as improvements to traffic flow, the installation of curbs, etc. is taking place.
If you have not yet made a hotel reservation and are considering staying in the area overnight on Friday and/or Saturday, here are some local places to stay:
The Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel - 978-975-3600
123 Old River Rd, Andover, Massachusetts 01810
(Mention the Bread and Roses Symposium and the nightly rate will be $99)
Holiday Inn Express - (978) 975-4050
224 Winthrop Ave, Lawrence
(Nightly rate around $80)
Comfort Suites - (978) 374-7755
106 Bank Rd., Haverhill
(Nightly rates: $89/$99)
If you are coming in on Friday, please join us for a FREE concert featuring Si Kahn and Charlie King & Karen Brandow at 7:30 pm on the 6th floor of the Everett Mill to kick-off the Symposium weekend. Doors open at 7:00 pm.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you this weekend! The weather forecast for Saturday in Lawrence, as of this writing, is partly sunny, breezy, and 55 degrees. Sounds like perfect light jacket walking weather to me!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write or call.
Susan Grabski, Executive Director
Lawrence History Center
6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840