Tontitown Historical Museum

Explore the past with us by visiting our Historical Museum

Tontitown’s Historical Museum

Housed in the former home of two of Tontitown’s original settlers, the sisters Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli, the Tontitown Historical Museum opened in August of 1986. In the Museum you’ll find photographs of and artifacts belonging to the original Italian settlers of Tontitown.

Since wine making was (and still is) an important part of Tontitown culture and commerce, you’ll find on display an early grape press and wine-bottling machine. Here you’ll also see items from the first Catholic church in Tontitown, including the vestments worn by settler leader, Father Bandini, and a stained glass window from the first church that survived destruction by tornado. Many household items used by the early settlers are on display as well, including an old iron, a wooden rolling pin, an early coffee grinder and a butter churn.

The Tontitown Historical Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 P.M., or by appointment. Educational tours are available. Researchers and teachers are encouraged to call Heather Ranalli-Peachee, at 479-685-4793 to make an appointment.

The Museum is located at 251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd., just east of Tontitown City Hall. For more information call the Museum at 479-361-9800 or City Hall at 479-361-2700.

CLICK HERE for the City Museum Board of Directors

Book Order Forms:

Tontitown Historical Museum Book Order Form – ONLINE

Tontitown Historical Museum Book Order Form – PDF

Membership Form:

Tontitown Historical Museum Annual Amici Membership Form – ONLINE

Previous Exhibits:

Gowns and Crowns – PDF

Tontitown Oral History Video Project interviews – (YouTube)

HISTORICAL MUSEUM:
251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd
479-361-9800



CITY PARK:
235 E. Henri De Tonti Blvd 479-361-2700

Renee Biby -  Administrative Assistant
adminasst@tontitownar.gov

Tontitown City Administration Building & City Hall

Open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. Offices Located in this building are Administration, Bookkeeper, Building, Planning, and Public Works Department.

Located at:
235 E Henri de Tonti Blvd
Springdale AR  72762
(Located in Tontitown next to the Park)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 305, Tontitown AR  72770

Tontitown Water Utility
Mailing Address: PO Box 127, Tontitown AR 72770
Physical Address: 201 E Henri de Tonti Blvd, Springdale AR 72762

Tontitown City Administration Building

235 E Henri de Tonti Blvd
Springdale AR  72762
Mailing Address:
PO Box 305, Tontitown AR  72770

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Call Us

479-361-2700