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Lowell's History Highlighted in Museum Program
Posted on: 10/04/2012
By  Kylie Smith

The Friends of the Museums invites the public to attend a fall program centered on Lowell’s colorful past.

WMOA News spoke with guest speaker Jane Anne Rauch, whose connection to the area stretches back more than one hundred and seventy years when her great-great grandfather emigrated from Bavaria, Germany to become a farmer and later, a businessman.

Her great-grandfather, grandmother, and mother were all born in Lowell, where Jane Rauch continues to reside today. “I live in the home of my great-grandmother, which was built in 1904. The family home, which is on Walnut Street, is currently owned by the Damien Huck family,” says Rauch.

Her program includes old Lowell post cards – a collection she received from a family member in the late sixties. “I wanted to show Lowell area children that Lowell had a rich history also – not just Marietta – so the school gave me funds to have the post cards made into slides, and that’s what I use in my presentation.”

Rauch will also share some unique personal memories and discuss Lowell’s early days as a busy, thriving village.

The fall program is this Sunday at 2 p.m. at Campus Martius Museum. Regular museum admission applies, with $7 for adults, $4 for students and children five and younger get in free.

For more information, contact Campus Martius at 373.3750.

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