Friday, June 22, 2007

The Scroll

We went to the opening of the display of the original manuscript of On The Road by Jack Kerouac who was born and raised in Lowell. This September marks the 50th anniversary of its publication so the original manuscript, which is a continuous scroll of paper taped together, is on display at the Boott Cotton Mills right downtown.

Opening night was Friday, June 15th. We got there a bit too late to hear speeches and get free drinks but we were able to view the scroll and the fantastic display surrounding it. Check out this video on the unrolling of the scroll. And this slideshow both from WBUR.

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