The name “Lowe” has impact on Green Turtle Cay and beyond. Alton Lowe is considered the unofficial artist laureate of the Bahamas. His art appears on a number of the islands’ postage stamps, as well as in his local studio. His father, Albert, was known for his model boat-building. Alton restored this 19th-century home, which reflects the New England colonial-style architecture that Loyalists brought to the islands after the American Revolutionary War. He named the museum, which opened in 1976, for his father.
Its period-furnished rooms hold Lucayan artifacts, furnishings made out of the mahogany that once grew on the islands, and historic paintings and photographs of pineapple-farming, shark-fishing, turpentine producing, hurricanes, and other island memories. Small and charming, it provides a perfect, kid-sized taste of local history.