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Lowell Lecture

An Evening with the Authors of BOSTON MADE

Date & Time

Nov. 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Located in the Historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill
Park in the Embassy Theatre Lot — GPS "42 Cooper Street, Waltham"
154 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453
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Dr. Robert M. Krim Robert Krim is the founder and leader of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, for which he assembled a multi-university research team who worked with hundreds of organizations and businesses studying nearly five hundred innovations that changed the world and were developed in Greater Boston. With that research, he developed it into "Four Centuries of Innovation," a permanent exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport. He has a BA from Harvard and earned a master's in US History, a master's in Economics, and a joint PhD/MBA from Boston College. A professor at Framingham State University, Krim teaches innovation and Massachusetts history.

Alan R. Earls Alan R. Earls is a Boston-area writer who has covered high-tech innovation for more than thirty years. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books on innovative enterprises such as Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Raytheon, as well as regional histories such as Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech. He was guest curator for the museum’s 2006 Widgets of Route 128 exhibit. He is also an occasional tinkerer and a licensed ham radio operator

Presenting Organization

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation




Bob Perry (, 17818935410)


Exploring the wellsprings of innovation with the authors of Boston Made

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Robert Krim and Alan Earls, the authors of the new book, Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World. Krim and Earls will share their discoveries about the region’s 400-year history of innovation, revival and rebirth, and the five key drivers that continue to keep the region in the forefront. The pair will also draw connections between their findings and some of the museum’s most iconic artifacts and exhibits. The program will be livestreamed and include a Q&A with viewers.