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Museum of Native American History

 202 SW 'O' Street  Bentonville, AR 72712  (479) 273-2456

Mark Your Calendars for #MONAHSymposium
The Museum of Native American History is proud to present its inaugural Native American Cultural Symposium and Outdoor Film Series.

June 2-4, 2017
With workshops, performances, dining, panel discussions, storytelling, and films over the course of three days, there's something for everyone.
Find out more about the Symposium's featured performers, authors, and presenters.
Event Highlights

Most Symposium events are free and open to the public; others are registration-based or ticketed. Explore our pre-registration options below.
Prairie to Table Dining  

Chef Justus Moll of Rivergrille Steakhouse will present a custom fine dining menu featuring grilled chicken, bison fry bread, three sisters succotash, sweet potato hash and much more. Local craft beer, fine wine, and dessert will also be served. Ticket sales for Prairie to Table Dining benefit Downtown Bentonville Inc.

Filmmaking Bootcamp

Celia Xavier and Mary Aboud of Tribal TV lead this free two-part workshop in which young filmmakers of all ages will learn to write, shoot, and edit a mini-short in one weekend on their own tablets or smartphones.

Writers Workshop

Featured Presenters
Bobby Bridger is an author, musician, and winner of the John Neihardt Award.
   Joseph Marshall III is the celebrated Rosebud Lakota author of "The Journey of Crazy Horse: The Lakota History" and twelve other books.

   Sam Scinta is the consulting editor and former publisher at Fulcrum Publishing.  


Join MONAH behind the scenes as a volunteer for this fabulous weekend! Sign up for one (or three!) brief shifts as a museum docent, first aid station monitor, parking assistant and much more!
Parking Information

Parking and shuttles will be provided on Saturday, June 3 from 2:00pm to 11:00pm from the Walmart Museum to the Museum of Native American History so that visitors can park, shop, and dine on the square. Auxiliary parking will also be located at the field just down 2nd Street for easy access to Symposium events at the Museum.
Outdoor Film Series
June 10th and 17th
Playground of the Native Son Official Trailer Mobile
Playground of the Native Son

Saturday, June 10
She Sings to the Stars

Saturday, June 17th


For more information please contact The Museum of Native American History. 479-273-2456 or email






Learning the Facts
Whether the first Americans originally entered the continent by land or by sea, evidence of their existence on the continent is found in the tools, weapons, and ornaments they left behind. Learn More

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