Winter Campfire Fun

While we do have some cold wintery days, for the most part, Arkansas is considered to have a mild seasonal climate, meaning there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had even when Old Man Winter comes to visit. One

3 Veterans Day Events in the Arkansas River Valley

Usually observed on Nov. 11 each year, Veterans Day is a state and federal holiday in America honoring the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States. While the armistice for World War I in 1918 is the origin of

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

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

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