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Winner of the Industrial Design Society’s Excellence Award, the exhibition interpreted the history of waterpower in Lowell, Massachusetts, America’s first planned industrial city.  The exhibits were located on two floors of an adaptive reuse 19th century building in downtown Lowell.   A working canal lock model, a full-size section of a 30’ wooden breast wheel and water-powered models comparing the efficiency of a breastwheel and turbine explained the core concepts of a textile manufacturing city powered entirely by falling water.  A series of life-size sculptures told the human stories of canal diggers, engineers, mill owners and mill girls that were woven throughout the larger technological story.

Waterpower:  Lowell Heritage State Park, Lowell. Massachusetts

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