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

Corner of Highway 71 and Kingsland


Open Year Around!

Wednesday through Sunday
1 pm to 5 pm

Closed Monday, Tuesday, major holidays

Admission is free

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Bella Vista Historical Museum

Event Calendar

Settler's Cabin
The old cabin is now open to the public during museum hours. Simply ask the museum docent to unlock the cabin for you if you want to see it. You can read more about the cabin here.

Civil War Roundtable
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Kerry Jones will be speaking about the U.S.S. Cairo.

Historic Sites Driving Tour
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 12:30 - 5:00 pm

This is an amazing opportunity to see a number of Bella Vista's historic sites and learn their stories from the museum's Vice President, Dale Phillips. The participants will meet at the museum and car caravan from there. The cost is $15 each or $25 for two. This is a fundraiser for the museum and all monies raised will go toward operating costs. Reservations are required and to reserve your spot, contact Dale at 812-899-2049.

Christmas Sale in the Museum Gift Shop
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come in and support the museum by shopping in our Gift Shop! A number of items will be specially priced on sale. Jill Werner will also be giving away a jar of her famous homemade jam for every $5 donated to the museum.

Fisher Price Toys Presentation
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Bruce Fox will give a presentation about his collection of Fisher Price toys, which will be on display in our temporary exhibit cases for a couple of months. He was a salesman for them for 35 years. Bruce will also be signing his books about Fisher Price toys.

Future Civil War Roundtables

January 2, 2020 - Dale Phillips; Ben Butler and the Occupation of New Orleans
February 6, 2020 - Troy Banzhaf: The Battle of Pea Ridge

March 5, 2020 - Brad Davenport: The Last Battle of the Civil War

April 2, 2020 - Jerry Moore and Dr. Chris Hugard; Aaron Van Winkle

May 7, 2020 - Clinton Willis; CSS Hunley

June 4, 2020 - Mark Christ; TBA

July 2, 2020 - Matt McCoy, Univ of AR at Fort Smith; TBA

August 6, 2020 - Terry Winschel; The Battle of Vicksburg

September 3, 2020 - TBA

October 1, 2020 - Russ Pennington; Battle of Arkansas Post

November 5, 2020 - Tom Dillard; Civil War Infrastructure in Arkansas

December 3, 2020 - Bob Underdown; Christmas in the Civil War

Bella Vista Business Association Business Fair
Thursday, March 19, 2020