Monuments Men Program
-fdfa26106f3eece7[1]featuring the story of Lowell’s own monument man,
Dale Ford

Tuesday, April 19
Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash Ave S.E.

During World War II a group of men and women from more than a dozen countries were charged with finding art work hidden by Nazi Germany and returning them to their rightful owners. This group was depicted in the movie “Monuments Men” starring George Clooney.

Dale Ford, born in 1919, spent his childhood working on his family’s sheep farm in rural Lowell, Michigan. A Lowell High School graduate, he was assigned to be a Monuments Man in Germany. His daughter, Betsy Ford Maine will share her father’s story using his letter, photographs and mementos.

Museum Immersion Program

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Click here to view a video of the Immersion Program

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






Save the Date!

Museum Fundraiser Announced

Local food, drinks and history to support the Lowell Area Historical Museum. Stroll the galleries and garden. Enjoy food, beer and wine from local restaurants, caterers,breweries and wineries.
Proceeds benefit the programs of the Museum.
call 616-897-7688 for ticket information

Summer Camp for Kids

Museum Summer Camp 2016
Pioneer Life
At Fallasburg Historic Village

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Tuesday, August 16 9:00am-2:00pm

Spend the day with the Lowell Area Historical Museum experiencing pioneer life. Come dressed as a pioneer if you wish.

Ages 7-14 Cost $10.00 per person.

Choose two of the four following activities:

Make a Folk Toy

Pioneer Cooking

Make a Model Covered Wagon

Fallasburg Village History Hike

Bring your own lunch. We will provide bottled water.

To register:  Contact museum at 616-897-7688, or click here for

Registration form2016



Discover Historic Lowell

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Interpretive Board Project
Explore the downtown historic district using a self guided brochure and new interpretive boards located throughout the district. The first 10 boards have been installed on the Riverwalk and along Main Street.
Click Here to See Boards 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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