2018 Calendars

Featuring historic images of the Lowell Showboat. Proceeds support the Rebuild the Showboat campaign and the Lowell Area Historical Museum.

Available at the Museum and Springrove Variety Store. 


The Past Online!
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The Lowell Area Historical Museum is proud to announce a new website to share its collection online with the public. "The Past Online" provides access to our collection and makes connections between historical topics.
View items from the collection, research your family, sign in to create your own folders, share favorites to Facebook and much more. This website allows us to share the interesting history of the Lowell area in a new and comprehensive way.
Please follow the link below to take a look http://www.thepastonline.org/LAHM


Museum Immersion Program

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Click here to view a video of the Immersion Program

Click below to read the Michigan Historical Society's Chronicle article.

Chronicle Museum Immersion article

Please contact the Museum for more information on this new program.


The River of Time

A special week took place in Lowell this   July. Forty four students took part in putting on the outdoor pageant, “The River of Time,” which reenacts the early history of Lowell.

The students made their own clothing, built the sets and spent a week rehearsing. Led by Museum Education Director, Luanne Kaeb along with Heidi Kaeb Stoller (author of the script), Joy Zaagman, Lisa Reed and many parents, the students became immersed in the early history of Lowell.

They presented the pageant to a large audience on July 22nd. A   special thank you to The Lowell  Rotary Club for a grant helping to cover expenses; the City of Lowell and the Kent County Fair for logistical help; John Wenger for the sound system; Bruce Doll for photographing and all who helped make this production one to remember.

2017 Cast  and Madame LaFramboise arriving.

We were honored to have among the audience two descendants of Madame LaFramboise.




Special Exhibit

The Fur Trade in Lowellportrait, Madame LaFram

October 2016-September 2019
Lowell played an active role in the international fur trade. Learn why the Lowell area was important, who traded here, and visit a recreated trade cabin.
Free Admission Days!
The Museum will be open to Lowell residents free of charge on the first Thursday of each month.



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