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Please note that all volunteers are fully Covid vaccinated. Masks are not required in the museum, but we have them available and you are welcome to wear one if you prefer.  As always, admission is free.


35th Anniversary of Cooper Memorial Chapel

In celebration of the 35 years since Cooper Memorial Chapel first opened in 1988, all couples who were married in the Chapel over the years, and their friends and families, are invited to the Chapel on Sunday, June 18.    It will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for this event. Click here for more information.


MORE Elephants Have Arrived!

We have gained access to a large private elephant collection, some of which is now available for purchase in our gift shop.  All elephant collectors should come take a look!

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Greeting Cards

We are happy to announce the addition of these really neat greeting cards to our gift shop.  They are hand made by Bella Vista resident Nan Delaney, and are now available for most holidays and birthdays.  Stop in and get yours before the supply runs out!


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.

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