Embrace Local History


The city of Bentonville's history is both long and rich.  From early Native American settlements, a successful agriculture industry, the Battle of Pea Ridge, to the growth of Walmart-there are many stories to be shared.  The Bentonville Historical Museum aims to preserve the past for the future through collection, display, and education for residents and visitors alike.

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.
— Theodore Roosevelt


Our Vision

Live History
Live Stories

Preserve History
Preserve Stories

The Bentonville History Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

Board Members

The Bentonville History Museum project is currently guided by the following members:


Stephanie Barrett
Karen Brown
Graham Cobb
Alan Dranow
Kalene Griffith
Larry Horton

Debbie Matteri
Becky McCoy
Randy Townzen
Mike Webb
Leah Whitehead


Please note that like all fledgling initiatives, many aspects of these plans are subject to change.  
We look forward to accepting more opportunities and ideas as we continue this development process.

Join our initiative to share local history in Bentonville!



Do you have collectible Bentonville items you would like to donate?  Please fill out the following form and our team will be in touch.

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