Bentonville History Day

Bentonville History Days

An exciting historic adventure is taking place weekly in your home town!

Every Wednesday, one Bentonville area school can take their K- 5 students on an exciting historic adventure in their home town by visiting three local museums: The Walmart Museum, The Museum of Native American History, and The Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens. At each stop, students will explore unique sights and receive a cool passport sticker to mark their visit! Interest in this program has been overwhelming. Space is available weekly, every Wednesday from 9am-1:45pm on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability at each of the participating museums.

To participate, please complete the registration form below and select a date for your tour. Each school is responsible for coordinating their own transportation to and from each museum. One of our staff members will contact you to confirm your tour and to provide additional information.

Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks are available in some of the gift shops and are limited. While visiting The Peel Mansion, students may eat their lunches on the front lawn. At the Walmart Museum, students may eat at the downtown square fountain or the Dave Peel Playground. While at the Walmart Museum, your students may also purchase an ice cream from the Spark Café, single scoop is $1.09. Or if you’d prefer to have ice cream during your tour, you may organize by sending an email to sara.prestien@walmart.com. At The Museum of Native American History, lunches maybe eaten in the Great Room.

Admission to all the museums are free. Students are welcome to bring money to purchase items in the gift shops. We treasure this opportunity to bring to life a segment of Benton County history as an important connection for our future citizens.

–If you have additional questions, please email Kenny at 479-254-3870 historyday@peelcompton.org

History Day Schedule:

9:00am Buses arrive at first stop

9:15am – Tour begins

10:00am- Tours ends/Load buses

10:15am – Depart

10:30am – Arrive at second museum

10:45am – Tour begins

11:30am – Tour ends/Lunch*

Noon – Load buses

12:15pm – Depart

12:30pm – Arrive at third museum

12:45pm – Tour begins

1:30pm – Tour end/Load buses

1:45 pm – Depart for school

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Upcoming Events

While our stunning venues are available to book all year long, we also host a colorful calendar of our own events as well! Learn more about our museum and garden tours, children’s storytime, native tree and plant sales, history day, holiday celebrations, and more.

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