OLD DREAM: The dream for a museum started in 1976. It wasn’t until June 1, 2003 when Mayor Phil Biggers cut the ribbon, opened the permanent location of the museum at 304 Jackson Place and said, “This museum is a sign of the direction we want to be going in this city.”

As Elza Tucker stood in the door of the museum and greeted visitors, he said, “This has been a dream of mine since 1976.” Vera Lou Fowler, Ann Villines, Glenda Yeager and others helped renovate the museum building and served as volunteers for many years.

NEW DREAM: In March, 2016 the Lowell Historical Museum Foundation of NWA, Inc. was set up as a 501(c)(3). nonprofit organization. Donors may deduct contributions as provided in IRC Section 170.

On July 3, 2016 the Lowell Historical Museum celebrated its 40th birthday and the museum has outgrown its present facilities.

Presently, Mayor Long stated, “Properly preserving and sharing our city's history over the years has made it necessary to make new history by building a contemporary facility that will serve as an educational center for many generations to come on the Kathleen Johnson Memorial Park property. It will have access to the Regional Razorback Greenway Trail system. The City of Lowell has a rich heritage and we look forward to working together with the community in bringing this vision to reality.”

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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



Board of Directors
Liz Estes, Executive Director
Carol Kick, President
Steve Longacre, Vice President
Rachel Kitterman, Secretary
Leon Estes, Treasurer
Elza R. Tucker, Historian
John Donaldson
Don Ogden
Jessica Rowe
Jason Scott
James Walker
Don Young

Ex-Officio Member
Eldon Long, Mayor of the City of Lowell

Members At-Large
Amy Bates of Bates Events
Carla Butler of Arkansas Self Storage

Joey McGehee, Attorney
Michael Spaeth, AIA with BiLD Architects
Bevan Brawner, AIA with BiLD Architects
Steve Marshall, Construction


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