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The museum is now open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 pm and we hope that you will join us.  We are no longer requiring a mask but if you prefer to wear one on your visit, that is acceptable. All volunteers are fully vaccinated. As always, admission is free.

The Civil War Round Table Meeting for Thursday, January 6th has been canceled due to weather. The speaker, Steve Cottrell, has rescheduled for the February meeting.


The temporary exhibit is about Jan Burgess, who was a columnist for the Weekly Vista newspaper from 2009 until she retired in 2016. Her last column ran in December, 2017.

The museum is currently looking for volunteers to work a once-a-month shift as docents (staff members). You can learn more about being a docent here.


For every $6 donated to the museum, Jill Werner will give you a jar of her homemade jam.
You can find out more on her website and her Facebook page.

NWA Historic Foods Tasting
Bella Vista Historical Museum
Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1-5 pm
Free admission
Tastings of native foods and historic recipes.


Driving Tour of Historic Sites in Bella Vista

The next historical tour will be on Saturday morning, March 5, 2022. To get a place on the list for this fundraiser, call Dale Phillips at 812-899-2049. The tour lasts about four hours and costs $15/person or $25 for two. Participants meet at the museum and car caravan to the various historic sites. This is a great way to learn about the history of Bella Vista!