The museum is now open on Saturdays and Sundays during our normal hours of 1-5 pm. We hope that you will join us, but you must wear a mask and we ask that you keep your group down to a smaller size so we can observe proper distancing with other groups. As always, admission is free.


Bruce Fox set up a temporary exhibit of Easter-themed Fisher-Price toys from his famous collection and it will be at the museum until April 18th. He had just set them up in the cabinets last year when the museum closed down, so this is your second chance to enjoy this display of delightful toys.


The Bella Vista Historical Society announces the publication of a new pictorial history book, authored by Xyta Lucas and Dale Phillips, with photograph assistance by Jack Kellogg. The book includes photos dating from the early 1900s through 2020 and is available now on Amazon, in the museum gift shop and from Barnes & Noble. All royalties from the sales will go to the museum.

A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the museum. If the weather is nice, the book signing will be held outside and will include additional outdoor activities. If the weather does not cooperate, the authors will give an indoor presentation, with masks and social distancing. We hope that you will join us!

The museum is currently looking for volunteers, either for a once-a-month shift as a docent or as an occasional volunteer for a special event. If you are interested in learning more (no pressure, no obligation), call Jill Werner at 479-721-3122 or email her at Don't get alarmed if you hear her jump up and down with excitement when she gets your phone call, however.

Bella Vista Historical Museum
1885 Bella Vista Way
Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714

Corner of Highway 71 and Kingsland


Open Saturday and Sunday only

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission is free

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