Bella Vista Historical 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

A Taste of Old Benton County
The Historic Cuisine of Benton County

This presentation covers the historic cuisine of Benton County, Arkansas from the time of the Native Americans until the late 1980s. The audience will learn about native foods, how early settlers cooked and ate,
agriculture, historic restaurants and much more.


Jill Werner, a volunteer at the Bella Vista Historical Museum.

Contact information

To schedule a presentation, contact Jill Werner directly.

Email -

Cell phone - 479-721-3122

Length of program

1 hour


All ages

Minimum of 10 people


Location to be determined by presenter and scheduler


None, but Jill would appreciate reimbursement for expenses if they promise to be a large amount.

Equipment needed

Projection screen

The rest of the equipment could be provided by the presenter, including projector, laptop, extension cord, computer cable and (if needed) PA system/microphone.


The presenter typically brings a taste of a vintage recipe, but needs to know beforehand approximately how many people are expected to attend.