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U.S. Marshals Museum to Live Stream Spring Lecture Series for First Time Ever
Will Now Offer Programs Free of Charge to All In-Person Attendees
FORT SMITH, Ark. (Feb. 22, 2018) – The United States Marshals Museum, with support from the Triple-S Alarm Company of Little Rock, will live stream its upcoming spring lecture series for the first time ever. In celebration of the Fort Smith Bicentennial, the museum will also offer the three-part series, Jurisdiction and Judgment: Fort Smith Marshals in Indian Territory, free of charge to all in-person attendees.
“The United States Marshals Museum is passionate about this series and is honored by the support of the Triple-S Alarm Company in sharing these presentations,” said Patrick Weeks, museum president and CEO. “This opportunity gives Arkansans and others across the country the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Marshals Service and its interactions with Native Americans in the Frontier West.”
The series will begin on March 5 with a presentation by Cherokee Nation Marshal Shannon Buhl on the history of Native American tribal law enforcement and their interactions with the U.S. Marshals. On April 2, author Art Burton will delve into the story of Cherokee Bill, one of the most famous outlaws hanged at the Fort Smith gallows. The third, and final, discussion by Rick Parker on May 7 will focus on the tragedy at Goingsnake.
Each lecture will run from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown at 101 North 2nd Street. Due to space constraints, attendees are encouraged to register through Eventbrite or call the museum office at 479-709-3766. Heavy hors d’oevres will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
About the U.S. Marshals Museum
The future United States Marshals Museum will be a national museum located on the riverfront in Fort Smith, Ark. Opening on September 24, 2019, the 230th anniversary of the United States Marshals Service, the museum will tell the story of our nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency from its establishment by President George Washington through current day. The museum will honor the sacrifice of marshals killed in the line of duty, as well as those who continue to place their lives in harm’s way, as they enforce the Constitution. For more information, visit usmmuseum.org.
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