Remembering LHC Volunteer Al Koch

Al in doorway_0.jpgThe Lawrence History Center is sad to announce the death of long time friend and volunteer Al Koch. Al passed away on April 24, 2015 at the age of 90.

Al was a remarkable and brilliant man. He served the country with honor and bravery during WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, three Battle Stars, the Distinguished Unit Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. Al held degrees in physics and mathematics and worked as a physicist for Textron Defense Systems. Al could always be counted on to greet you with a salute, a smile and a quick lesson in German!

Phyllis Tyler recalls, "I didn't know Al for very long, but I always thought of him as a warm, unassuming man who was nice to everybody - like a favorite uncle you were always glad to see." LHC director Susan Grabski agrees, "I met Al only a few times, but he was always friendly and willing to lend a hand. He will be missed."

Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) to be the lead sponsor of the Lawrence History Center 2nd Annual North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk on May 17, 2015

April 8, 2015

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Contact(s): Susan Grabski, Executive Director, Lawrence History Center, 978-686-9230

Enel Green Power North America (EGP-NA) to be the lead sponsor of the Lawrence History Center 2nd Annual North Canal Classic 5k Run/Walk on May 17, 2015

Lawrence, MA – On May 17th The Lawrence History Center will host its 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk in the North Canal District of Lawrence to raise awareness of the history of the community, and to promote fitness and economic and cultural development in the City of Lawrence.

Performance of "The Golden Door" on Sunday, March 8, 2015

We hope to see you this Sunday at the Everett Mill in Lawrence! Some event information:

  • Tickets are available ONLINE and AT THE DOOR.
  • Light refreshments will be provided during the Intermission.
  • LHC will have items from our Gift Shop for sale.
  • Following the performance, please join us for a dialogue about the show and how it connects to the immigrant experience in Lawrence today.
  • Directions and parking information are available at http://www.lawrencehistory.org/thegoldendoor/directions.

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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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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.