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 June 2018.

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Welcome John Donaldson and Don Young to the Board of Directors.

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:

  • Veterans’ Room;

  • Children’s Room;

  • Community Room for public meetings and/or family events;

  • Café for sandwiches and cold drinks;

  • Lobby with our Butterfield Stagecoach at the center;

  • Covered outdoor space for farm and agriculture implements;

  • 6,000 square feet of exhibit space;

  • Storage and receiving areas;

  • Rose Garden in memory of Kathleen Johnson;

  • 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.

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Lowell History Museum

9:00am until 2:00pm
10:00am until 4:00pm
on Saturday

Group tours available upon request.

304 Jackson Place
Lowell, Arkansas 72745
(479) 770-0191



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