Museum for Tots!

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Explore the Lowell Area Historical Museum with your child, participate in hands-on experiences and create a take home activity.
For young children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Cost $1.00 per child

When: 2nd Monday of the month October-April 10:30-12:30

April 13


Visit the Museum and build your own version of downtown. Color a picture of one of our historic downtown buildings to take home. Lowell Area Historical Museum 325 W. Main St. Lowell, 616-897-7688





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.