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 @ 479-361-9800 or City Hall @479-361-2700.