The LeFlore County Historical Society located in the Downtown Dewey District in Beautiful downtown Poteau is calling on the good people of the county to help raise money to replace the fabric awnings on the 101-year-old Historic Hotel Lowery. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Buildings and houses the LeFlore County Museum and has over 25 exhibit rooms.
Each awning will cost approximately $450 to replace.
“We are wanting the building to be more attractive on the outside as the awnings are ripped and weathered,” said David Deaton, Director of the LeFlore County Historical Society.
“The awnings are important part of the History of the Hotel Lowrey as they also help to prevent the direct sunlight in the exhibits rooms and helps on the preservation of the artifacts, also helps us save energy on heating and cooling.”
“The current awnings are 10 years old, but now it’s time for them to get replaced.”
Anyone wishing to donate or wants more information on how to help meet our needs for new awnings can stop by the museum. Our hours of operations are Tuesday Through Saturday 11am until 3pm.
You can also contact David Deaton, Director of the LCHS anytime at 918-647-8298 (cell phone)
We are so thankful to have such a wonderful building to house the History of LeFlore County. The Lowrey Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We have one anonymous donor sponsor two new awnings!
You can also donate online at