Lowell Historical Museum

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As stated in The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture: "The city of Lowell was originally a small settlement known as Robinson’s Cross Roads, settled in the 1840s along what was later called Old Wire Road. The original settlement consisted of about thirty homesteaders. The post office was established in 1847, though it later closed and reopened under the name of Bloomington. The road was well traveled and worn with deep ruts, and it became treacherous after rain. Thus, Bloomington became commonly known as “Mudtown” after a rider for the Butterfield Overland Express reportedly got his stagecoach trapped in deep mud there. Camp Benjamin, northeast of town at a site known as Cross Hollow, was established by Confederate forces, which occupied it for the winter of 1861–62, but the actual town was destroyed during the Civil War. About 10,000 soldiers stayed at the camp... ...The Lowell Volunteer Fire Department was organized in April 1973, and the city’s chamber of commerce began operations three years later. In 1968, J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., moved its headquarters from Stuttgart (Arkansas County) to Bentonville (Benton County). Within three years, it was moved again to Lowell. In 1988, Lufkin Trailer, another trucking firm, opened its business in Lowell. Somewhat centrally located in the United States, the city quickly became a state center of the trucking industry, sharing in the remarkable population and business growth of northwest Arkansas during the 1990s, with Lowell’s population more than quadrupling during that decade. Another transportation company, Transplace of Dallas, Texas, also has a branch in Lowell. In November 1998, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) opened about halfway between the cities of Lowell and Gentry (Benton County). Among the many recent immigrants are Latinos, who make up about twenty-five percent of the city’s population as of the 2010 census. Lowell also serves as a bedroom community for the larger cities of the area, such as Rogers (Benton County) to the north and Springdale (Washington County) to the south." Please visit the following page to access various links to information provided above. (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=834)


We're Back after the Holiday! 9-2 Wednesday and Thursday this Week!


Our Veterans Salute was a great success, and thank you all who made it so!
Up next is our Christmas Open House on December 20th!
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys and kids clothing for US Veteran and First Responder families!


We have great plans being made for our Christmas Open House this year! Stay tuned & save the date for December 20th!

Check out this link.This is one of the guest speakers for our Veterans Salute event, Cpl. Aaron P. Mankin USMC (Ret), Co...
Cpl. Aaron P. Mankin USMC (Ret) Veterans Advocate and Keynote Speaker - Veterans Galleria

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This is one of the guest speakers for our Veterans Salute event, Cpl. Aaron P. Mankin USMC (Ret), Congressional Military & Veteran Liaison.


Other: Mankin has represented many organizations supporting wounded veterans through his appearances on The Today Show, The Don Imus Show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Anderson Cooper 360, the Heidi Collins Show, Dateline with Bob Woodruff, Oliver North's War Stories, The Rachel Maddow Show, Jansing and Co wi...


The Lowell Historical Museum would LOVE to give a huge shout-out today to Minuteman Press, Springdale for their expertise and help in printing our new brochures and soon to be new tee shirts and business cards. An ever bigger thank you for having the PATIENCE to deal with us!

10 Reasons to Visit a Museum - Colleen Dilenschneider
10 Reasons to Visit a Museum - Colleen Dilenschneider

10 Reasons to Visit a Museum - Colleen Dilenschneider

Want to do something good for yourself and the people you love? Go to a museum. Museums, in this article, include art, history, and specialty museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, botanic gardens, arboretums, nature centers, historic sites and similar institutions.Read More ›


304 Jackson Place
Lowell, AR

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00


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