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U.S. Marshals Museum Receives Additional $350,000 Gift from Rockefeller Family
Project Only Has $19.3 Million Left to Meet Total Fundraising Goal
FORT SMITH, Ark. (April 3, 2018) – The United States Marshals Museum today announced it has received an additional $350,000 gift from the family of the late Lt. Gov. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller. The Museum only has $19.3 million left to meet its total fundraising goal. Construction will begin on the 53,000-square-foot-facility this summer.
“Through the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series, Lisenne and her family have helped fuel national interest in the Museum,” said Robert A Young, III, chairman of the U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation. “We are grateful for their continued partnership and support to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service.”
In 2014, the museum received a $100,000 gift from Lisenne Rockeller to fund the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture Series. The three-part series welcomes leaders from the executive, judiciary and legislative branches of the U.S. government to Fort Smith to speak about the marshals’ history with each branch. The series featured the late Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Antonin Scalia in 2015 and U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-4) in 2017. Plans are now underway for the third speaker in the series.
About the U.S. Marshals Museum
The future U.S. 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 U.S. 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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