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News

Due to the current health situation in the area, we recommend but do not require a mask while you are in the building. Masks are available if you do not have one. However, all volunteers are fully vaccinated. As always, admission is free.
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Family Campfire and S'Mores
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm
Registration is free and required. Parents are asked to stay.
Register by calling the museum at 479-855-2335 and leaving a message.

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Book Signing
Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm
"Heroes All" by Donna Hanson

"Heroes All" is a story of a single amphibious ship and her crew amongst the thousands of ships that took part in WW II. The sailors that served on the Landing Ship Tank, or LST, were truly unsung heroes in that war and they remain so today.  The reader is first introduced to the men, the sea, and war. Then Donna makes the transition to the action of rescues and the beach landings during Operation Torch. Finally, she gives the reader some insights into the men of the story after the war in their last days. "Heroes All" is a wonderful tribute to a tiny slice of "America's Greatest Generation" and to Donna's own father.

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Historic Foods Tasting
Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 12 noon to 5:00 pm

Taste native fruits and foods, as well as historic and vintage recipes from old Bella Vista. Admission is free!
There'll also be a jam giveaway, including all of the "edible flower" jellies that will be sampled at the tasting.

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Family Movie Night
Friday, July 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Registration is free and required. Parents are asked to stay.
Register by calling the museum at 479-855-2335 and leaving a message.

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Family Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Registration is free and required. Parents are asked to stay.
Register by calling the museum at 479-855-2335 and leaving a message.

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Temporary Exhibits

New temporary exhibit at the Bella Vista Historical Society Museum features antique and vintage fly fishing reels and bamboo fly rods, one of which was used in the 1992 film "A River Runs Through It". Other display items of note include fresh and saltwater flies, fly boxes, photographs and books. Of special interest is a 1942 Life Magazine issue featuring avid fly fisher/actress Ginger Rogers fly fishing and wearing waders.

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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.
Teens can also help by joining our Teen Volunteer Squad.

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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.