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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.


Christmas in Old Bella Vista

Please join us for our first annual Christmas celebration!
Thursday, December 23rd - 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, December 24th - 10 am to 5 pm

The Settler's Cabin will be open for tours from 12 noon - 1 pm on Thursday, 12/23
Refreshments, music, gift shop sales, jam giveaway, book signing


Museum hours for December, 2021

The usual schedule is Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 pm.
We will follow the regular schedule through Sunday, 12/19.

Thursday 12/23  10 am to 5 pm  (Christmas in Old Bella Vista)
Friday 12/24  10 am to 5 pm  (Christmas in Old Bella Vista)
Saturday 12/25  Closed for Christmas
Sunday 12/26  1-5 pm (regular hours)
Monday 12/27  1-5 pm (open)
Tuesday 12/28  1-5 pm (open)
Wednesday 12/29  1-5 pm (open)
Thursday 12/30  1-5 pm (return to regular schedule)


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 $5 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.