Dating back to 1976, when exhibits drawn from local artifacts were located in private homes and other buildings throughout the city, members of the Lowell Historical Museum have worked to preserve and share the history of this northwest Arkansas community. The current museum opened in 2003 and features memorabilia, antiques, and photos from the city’s colorful past. The museum takes visitors on an adventure back in time to show what life was like in this community from the Civil War era to the present.
In 1881, after a tornado demolished much of Bloomington, the buildings that remained were relocated about a mile to the west along the new Frisco railroad. It was at this time that the town was renamed Lowell in honor of one of the men who helped build the new train depot in town.