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 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


CLICK HERE FOR the Online Shop for Memberships & Gift Shop, or scan the QR code below ⇒

QR code link to Museum Square Site
Our new hours are:
Wednesday: 9 am-1 pm
Thursday: 9 am-1 pm
Friday: 1 pm-4 pm
Saturday: 1 pm-4 pm
Sunday: by appointment only, please contact 2 weeks prior to desired appointment.

Educational tours are available. Researchers are encouraged to call the Museum to make an appointment at 479-361-9800.

251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd

Angela Russell – Mayor
Jamie Malone -  Administrative Assistant to the Mayor
Luann Jenison - City Administration  /  HR

Tontitown City Administration Building & City Hall

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

Located at:
235 E Henri de Tonti Blvd
Tontitown 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, Tontitown AR 72762

Tontitown City Administration Building

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


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

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