The Lowell Historical Museum Foundation of
NWA is comprised of a dedicated staff of volunteers
committed to educating the populace about the rich history
of Lowell, Arkansas. Led by Museum Director, Elizabeth
Estes, the museum takes you on an adventure back in time to
show you what life was like in this wonderful town from the
Civil War era to present. Bring your children to experience
"Camp Mudtown" an educational presentation exhibiting Civil
War era tools, clothing and weaponry used by both the North
and the South. Come find out what is was like to grow up in
Lowell and how this town came to be what it is today.
The City of Lowell, a town with a past, a
city with a future!
OUR BIG NEWS: The Trustees of the Kathleen Johnson
Memorial Trust have agreed to match $2 for every $1 donated.
The first goal of our capital campaign is $400,000.00 by
HOT OFF THE PRESS: Welcome John Donaldson and Don
Young to the Board of Directors.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The Lowell Historical Museum will preserve and interpret
historical objects and works of art that build a bridge of
culture and understanding of the history of Lowell and the
greater Northwest Arkansas Region and honors the service and
sacrifice of veterans and their families..
WHO WE ARE: As board members, we are
investing our time to assure that the Lowell Historical
Museum has a new place to expand exhibits of the rich
history of the City of Lowell and Northwest Arkansas Region.
Because we have outgrown our present facility, we are moving
to a new location at 403 Bellview Road, Lowell, AR. The
capital campaign has begun. An approx. 11,000 square foot
building will be built to house current artifacts as well as
make room for future exhibits. The museum will include:
Community Room for public meetings
and/or family events;
Café for sandwiches and cold drinks;
Lobby with our Butterfield Stagecoach at
Covered outdoor space for farm and
6,000 square feet of exhibit space;
Storage and receiving areas;
Rose Garden in memory of Kathleen
Offices and restrooms.
The Lowell Historical Museum is located in the heart of
Northwest Arkansas Region. The purpose of the museum is to
preserve history through pictures, artifacts, and art. In
the beginning lumber was a big industry and then it changed
to agriculture, apple orchards, vegetables and strawberries,
livestock and poultry, sending its products all over the
world via the Frisco Railroad. Today it has changed and is
home to J. B. Hunt Transport, a Fortune 500 company and
other trucking companies along Hwy 71B. The trucking
industry has become the way to transport goods and services
throughout the NWA Region and the USA.
The new museum will be located on 100 acres of land which
was donated to the City of Lowell by Leonard Johnson in
memory of his wife, Kathleen. Both are deceased, but it was
Leonard’s wish that the land is to be used for the citizens
of Lowell and surrounding region. It has a walking trail
among tall trees on the west end of the acreage and two
beautiful barns which have been photographed often. A
veterans memorial is planned east of the museum and the
Razorback Greenway Trailways will join the property on the
east end. Fire Station 43 will be built on the north end by
the end of 2017.