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

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

Warm Up With History: Heritage, Ice Cream Are Perfect Partners at Fort Smith Museum of History

It’s cold outside…so why not visit one of The Natural State’s many great museums this winter? During January, our blogs will give you suggestions on museums throughout Arkansas that offer something for the entire family…a great chance to Warm Up

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

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

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.

Miss Laura: A Colorful Character from Arkansas’s Wild West History

  We all have different sides to our personalities and it’s always fun to see the various aspects of people we know and admire.  One of the most ladylike and professional, in the truest sense, women I know is Carolyn
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