Hauntober Happenings in North Central and Northwest Arkansas

Most every Arkansas city has a Halloween event of some kind, whether it’s a trick or treat on the square, costume parade or haunted house. However, a few locations offer Halloween fun that can’t be found anywhere else. Here are

Hundreds Celebrate Groundbreaking for U.S. Marshals Museum

Shovels turned dirt Wednesday (Sept. 24), marking an exciting step in the plan to build the U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in downtown Fort Smith. The museum will serve as a national center to educate

Largest U.S. Towboat can be Viewed Traveling along the Arkansas River

The Motor Vessel Mississippi is the largest towboat ever built in the United States.  The 241-foot-long boat will be traveling down the Arkansas River, Aug 12-14.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set up docking stations along the McClellan-Kerr

Got Grit? Then Get Ready to Ride June 21

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual True Grit Ride 100 and the first True Grit Mountain Bike Ride, both set for Saturday, June 21 in Fort Smith. The True Grit 100 begins at 7 a.m. at Ben Geren

Ideas for Mother’s Day

What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in

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