Letterpress Entrepreneur at Clayton House

  Fort Smith native Sarah Martin Ridgley developed a passion for “vintage emphemera” – paper items such as invitations and note cards – while researching invitations for her wedding in 2005. Today she sells her hand-cranked invitations, cards, coasters and

Clayton House’s Knox Street Book Club

If you live in the Fort Smith area and are looking for a book club with historical leanings, read on. A Knox Street Book Club begins at the Clayton House Feb. 13 with the review of “A Tour on the

New Hours at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum’s new hours of operation start today, Jan. 7. With free admission, the art museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Art Lecture on Winslow Homer

Dr. Henry Rinne will give a lecture on the art of Winslow Homer at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter

U.S. Marshals Museum to Place Cornerstone for Hall of Honor on Nov. 9

We are so lucky in Arkansas to have another world-class, national museum in the works. The future U.S. Marshals Museum will be located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith. To kick off the 225th year of

160 Miles of Shopping Bargains

Gear up all you shoppers.  Get your highway map or GPS locator ready, put on comfortable shoes, gas up the vehicle, and make sure you have money in your pocket. It’s time for the 14th annual Bargains Galore on 64.

Back to School Bash

Hey kids! Are you ready to go back to school? Youth of all ages are invited to join the education staff at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith as they

May Heritage Month in Fort Smith

Considering the history and heritage that built Fort Smith, there’s no surprise there will be a plethora of programs in May to celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month. The Department of Arkansas Heritage’s theme for this year is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’s

Fort Smith Heritage Festival is April 6

The weekend looks like it’s going to be warm and sunny, which makes it a great time to head to Fort Smith for the 5th annual Heritage Festival on Saturday, April 6. The festival will be headquartered downtown at the

Bass Reeves: A Legendary Arkansas Lawman

If there was ever a person in Arkansas history who should be — and is — considered “larger than life,” it’s Bass Reeves.  One of the most interesting people who ever lived in The Natural State, Reeves was a U.S.
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