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As the year 2022 draws to a close, many of us in Lowell will remember it as The Year of Jack Kerouac—the 100th anniversary of his birth in March of 1922. The Kerouac Centennial events that kicked off in March and ran through the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival in October attracted visitors from all over the world whose lives have been touched and blessed by the writings of Jack Kerouac.
The response to the Kerouac Centennial continues to validate the need for a Jack Kerouac Center in Lowell. The good news is that a wonderful opportunity now exists to create such a Center. An artistic rendition has been completed that illustrates the vision of converting the former St. Jean Baptiste Church into a Jack Kerouac Center for the Performing Arts, Museum as well as Education.
There could not be a more appropriate site in Lowell for such a Center. The St. Jean Baptiste Church was the spiritual home for much of Lowell’s Franco-American Catholic community from the late 19th to the late 20th century. It is where Jack Kerouac served as an altar boy, and where his Funeral Mass was held following his death in 1969.
A vision is a great thing; bringing it to fruition is an even greater thing. This is why a Jack Kerouac Foundation has been created to move the vision into a reality. And it is why we are now appealing to you for your support in making it happen. We appreciate any size donation.
The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma has a beautiful center to honor the life and legacy of Woody Guthrie. Salinas, California has done the same thing for its native son, John Steinbeck. Jack Kerouac deserves no less in his hometown of Lowell.
Please help us make it happen.
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