Preserving the past for the future through collection, display, and education.

About Us

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






    Rebekah Lopez                                             Dana Doughty

    Executive Director                                     Museum Educator


Board Members


Don Barnett, President                Debbie Materri, Vice President


Deanna Ratcliffe, Treasurer                           


Trae Basore                                                           Terry Black Coberly


Chris Plumlee                                                       Gan Nunnally


Dave Weston                                                          Randy Townzen

Seth Lankford


Advisory Board

  • Alison Nation
  • Alan Dranow
  • Brandom Gengelbach
  • Dana Schlagenhaft
  • Kalene Griffith
  • Larry Horton
  • Randy Lawson
  • Rex Warr
  • Rhonda French
  • Leah Whitehead


Community Partners

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Thank you to our volunteers, including Sheree Miller, Meghan Ward, Emre Titizer, and Damon Hudson!