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

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

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

“The Nutcracker” by the Western Arkansas Ballet

 I like tradition, especially in the holiday season. So, like many folks, I am drawn to the numerous events that provide time-honored holiday classic entertainment, such as the upcoming Western Arkansas Ballet 28th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the

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

Catch the Murder and Mayhem Trolley Tour

If you like ghostly stories and haunted buildings, you’ll like the popular Murder and Mayhem Trolley Tour in Fort Smith. Start the evening with Halloween treats, drinks and ghost stories. Then walk the haunted areas of the Fort Smith Museum

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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