Summer Camp

Native American Life


Thursday, July 16 9:00am-2:00pm

Spend the day with the Lowell Area Historical Museum learning how the Odawa of this area lived. Campers will explore a variety of stations designed to offer hands on experiences of life in an Odawa village. Come dressed as an Odawa or in your own clothes. 

Ages 7-14 Cost $10.00 per person.

The camp is held at Heidi’s Farmstand and surrounding fields and forest.

Choose two of the five following activities:

Leather pouch making        

Beadwork &/or wrapped quillwork     

     Finger weaving (ages 12 and up)       

Outdoor nature skills        

Herbs & Native cooking 

Campers should bring their own lunch. We will provide bottled water.

To register:  Contact us at 616-897-7688 or  





Veen Observatory Turns 50

Veen and Kevin in Moonlight - Kevin Jung

April 28

The James C. Veen Observatory is owned and operated by the Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association. It was built entirely by members over a five-year span in the late 1960’s, and became fully operational in 1970. This program will explore the 50 year history of the Veen Observatory in Lowell.

The program speaker, Dave DeBruyn, has been promoting astronomy in West Michigan since 1964, when he came to town as Chief Curator of the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, a post he held for almost four decades.

This event will be held at the Lowell Englehardt Branch of the Kent District Library (200 N. Monroe). Sponsored by the Lowell Area Historical Museum and the Friends of the Englehardt Library. For adults. Tuesday April 28 at 6:30 p.m.



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



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 Free Admission Days!

The Museum will be open to Lowell residents free of charge on the first Thursday of each month.

Summer Hours

Starting this Thursday the Museum will have summer hours on Thursday. We will be open from 1-4:00pm. Join us after that on the Riverwalk for the Lowell Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series. We will have a booth selling hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and more. For a line up of the acts each week visit: