I finally stopped by our local Historical Museum along Highway 71.

What a delightful surprise!  There was so much history to see and read here.  It was extremely well organized by the different periods of development.

One of the accounts, I loved reading about was concerning the writers from here.  There was even an official Poet Laureate of Bella Vista.

I plan on researching these ~ my photos are from their displays.  If you haven’t made time to visit yet, you surely are missing a great opportunity to see why Bella Vista is a shared treasure!