Benton County Historical Society, Inc.
Benton County, Arkansas

BCHS Mission:

"A Society Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow"


 The Benton County Historical Society

 is now open for 2014.


April 26, 2014

Parking Lot Sale

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Benton County Historical Society and Benton County Cemetery Preservation Group are sponsoring a parking lot sale to raise funds for local preservation projects. Donations are welcome.

June 8, 2014

Quarterly Meeting

Sunday - 2:30 P.M.

Benton County Historical Society

306 N. W. 2nd Street

 Bentonville, AR 72712

The 1866 Schoolhouse

Open Tuesday through Friday

 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Saturdays by Appointment

Phone: 479-273-3561


BCHS - Background

In the fall of 1954, a handful of concerned citizens vowed to ensure that the history of Benton County be recorded and passed on to succeeding generations.  They formed the Benton County Historical Society, which now has members distributed over 40 states. 

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.

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