The Benton County Historical Society is located at The Schoolhouse at 306 N. W. 2nd Street in Bentonville. We are open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Please call ahead if possible. The phone number is 479-273-3561.
The School is closed until March 1st in order to prepare for the Monte Ne and the Quantrill Collections to be available to the public for research. More information will be available soon. If you need to conduct business with the Society before March 1st, please call for an appointment.
The Society plans to continue the walking tour, bean supper and may even add some new events for 2013. Please stay tuned for more information.
If you have not paid your dues for 2013, please do so. This is the major source of funds for the Society and helps us pay our operating expenses and to remain open.
Members who have roots in Benton County are helping to keep its history alive and in front of the public during the current period of tremendous growth.
The Society has also assumed responsibility for maintaining historical markers and monuments which BCHS helped to erect throughout Benton County. These markers and monuments permanently identify the location of Civil War battles and other historic incidents.
Membership is open to everyone interested in the history and heritage of Benton County.The Benton County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, recounting, publishing, and otherwise preserving and disseminating the history of Benton County, Arkansas. The society exists to promote multi-generational awareness, understanding and appreciation of the written and oral history of Benton County, Arkansas and contiguous areas. To attain this goal BCHS seeks to position itself as the pre-eminent source of Benton County historical information.