2017 Eartha Dengler History Award Ceremony to Honor James Beauchesne, Joseph Bella, Linda & Jurg Siegenthaler

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Lawrence History Center announces the recipients of the 2017 Eartha Dengler History Award:

James Beauchesne, Joseph Bella, Linda & Jurg Siegenthaler


Rooted in Lawrence from birth or by marriage…bearing Sicilian, French Canadian, Russian, Polish, or Swiss heritage…shaped by childhoods in the city’s triple deckers, its neighborhoods, its parishes, and its schools… our honorees have worked tirelessly, to nurture and sustain the organizations most vital to the dignity and story of our Immigrant City. Working apart and often together, Jim Beauchesne, Joe Bella, Linda and Jurg Siegenthaler have added incalculable value and staying power to the work of Lawrence Heritage State Park, the Bread and Roses Festival and Centennial Committees, the Lawrence History Center, and many others. Their work has provided the steady and unshakable long term response to Eartha Dengler’s vision in founding the Immigrant City Archives. And they have all answered the call that artist Ralph Fasanella made to one of our honorees when asked to autograph a poster. Looking the requester in the eye, Fasanella said simply “Lawrence Needs You.”


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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)

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

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6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
978-686-9230

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Mission

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.