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FROM ERIN TO THE ACRE
 
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Project Directors 
David McKean’s family has lived in the Acre and 
     been a member of St. Patrick's Parish for over a 
     century.  He also developed The Acre:  A 
     Neighborhood and its People, the exhibit at 
     St. Patrick's, funded through a Cultural Grant 
     from the Lowell Historic Preservation 
     Commission, U. S. Department of the Interior. 
     David serves as director for the Archives of 
     St. Patrick Parish and is a teacher in Nashua, 
     New Hampshire.

Paula O'Neill Abraham, a Lowell teacher, also 
     traces her family 's roots to the Acre and St. 
     Patrick's Church.  For a number of years Paula 
     has been involved in planning and presenting 
     well's annual Irish Cultural Week.  She is actively 
     involved in Wider Horizons a cultural exchange 
     program that brings Irish students to this country.

Father John's Medicine was created by Mark 
     Bograd, curator for the Lowell National 
     Historical Park.  Though his connection with the 
     Acre is on a purely historical basis, his connection
     with Ireland is more direct.  According to his 
     grandmother, one of his ancestors was the first 
     Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin.

From Erin to the Acre: an Artist's Perception
     was created by local artist Janet Lambert-Moore.
     Her subjects and themes are often identified with
     the Acre and Lowell. Her works hang in the
     Kilkenny Town Hall and have been
     commissioned by many businesses and 
     individuals.  Janet and her family presently live in 
     the Acre.

Character Design is by John Clancey of Methuen,
     MA.  John combined the research of his 
     characters with his profession as a graphic arts 
     designer to create our immigrant family.  His 
     talents also include cartooning.

Costuming is by Anne Welcome and the volunteers
     of Lowell National Historical Park.

Research Assistance is by Kay Curran.

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