Educational Programming

students.jpgThe Lawrence History Center strives to make our historic site in downtown Lawrence a welcoming place for any and all to spend time, conduct research, connect with others, and participate in special events.

  • School Visits
    We offer custom educational opportunities at our location and on-site at schools. Our collections represent content in all curriculum areas -- math, science, technology, engineering, art and culture, ethnic diversity, immigration, urban planning, engineering, social innovation, etc.

    We do not charge students from the Lawrence Public Schools for school trips. A $5.00/student rate is charged for students from schools in other districts.

    For more information and/or to schedule a visit, please contact Susan Grabski- 978-686-9230

  • After School Workshops
    Mapping Our World: Create, Recreate & Communicate - a free after school workshop for Lawrence 4th - 7th grade students

  • Summer Workshops
    Summer programming supports our efforts to link the rich history of Lawrence to current local, regional, and national themes in order to create more fulfilling lives for students and residents; to propel them forward toward greater accomplishment.

    "Lawrence Student Writing Workshop: The Rising Loaves", a collaboration between the Lawrence History Center, Andover Bread Loaf (an outreach program of Phillips Academy), and the UMass Lowell History Department to provide a free place based learning opportunity for low-moderate income middle school Lawrence students.

  • Symposiums
    Because 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. In 2012, we held an academic symposium that focused on the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. In April 2014, we held a symposium on post Second World War immigration into Lawrence and similar communities.

  • Essex National Heritage Area / Trails & Sails Weekends

  • FOR TEACHERS - August 3-7, 2015:
    Application for Park for Every Classroom - A FREE Workshop for Teachers, Salem Maritime National Historic Site

  • We also offer intern , work-study, and directed study opportunities; educational resources on-site and online; traveling exhibits; and close proximity to other historical resources.


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

Address & Phone

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.