Full Calendar of Events


Execution Anniversary of James Casherago

Execution Anniversary of James Casherago

July, 30 2014

George Wilson, alias James Casharego, was accused of killing his traveling companion, Zachariah W. Thatch, with an axe. Wilson became a suspect when he was seen with blood on his trousers along with Thatch's team and wagon. In the 1800s, hanging was the only method of execution used by the federal court at Fort Smith. Between 1873 and 1896, 86 people were executed on the gallows. On anniversary dates of executions, Fort Smith National Historic Site offers interpretive programs at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. These programs include an overview of the condemned and their victims, the federal court, and how an execution was conducted.

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9 to 5: The Musical

9 to 5: The Musical

July, 31 2014

Some female employees in the 1970s plan to replace their boss who is a liar, a bigot, and an egotistical...

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Western Re-enactments and Entertainment on Main Street

Western Re-enactments and Entertainment on Main Street

August, 02 2014

Encounter a pack of rowdy Western outlaws on historic Main Street. If they draw, a shoot-out could be the result of these characters coming together. The Lawbreakers & Peacemakers western re-enactors will also offer music, entertainment and historical re-enactment of some local tales. The shoot-out is exciting and loud but completely safe and fun for the whole family.

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History Lessons for Children

History Lessons for Children

August, 02 2014

Join volunteer Diane White for entertaining and educational history lessons. Children will learn about the founding and growth of the city that grew up around the military fort. Lessons include founding father John Rogers, famous soldier and explorer General Benjamin Bonneville, legendary U. S. Marshal Bass Reeves, early settlers and those who built businesses and made history in the city of Fort Smith. Activities accompany the lessons. Recommended for children twelve and younger accompanied by an adult. Free with Museum admission: $5 adults, $2 children, under age six are free. Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Children, under age 6 free

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First Saturday at the Learning Fields

August, 02 2014

Open House with garden tours, featuring the vegetable gardens, the heirloom tomato trial garden and the herbal spiral garden. Refreshments will be served and the event will be held rain or shine.

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Kiddy Kamp: D is for Deer

Kiddy Kamp: D is for Deer

August, 06 2014

Bring your little ones out for two hour mini-daycamp. We will have several fun activities planned just...

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15th Annual Bargains Galore on 64

15th Annual Bargains Galore on 64

August, 07 2014

"Shop until you drop" along Highway 64 (which parallels Interstate 40) from Fort Smith past Conway to...

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Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

August, 08 2014

Youth of all ages are invited to join the education staff as we get ready for a new school year. Students...

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Sippin

Sippin' on 6th Street Bourbon Tasting

August, 09 2014

Judge Clayton is having some gentlemen over for the evening. Mrs. Clayton's friends are welcome as we'll to a bourbon tasting sponsored by Burford Distributing to benefit the clayton House. There will be a firearms raffle and live auction sponsored by Fort Chaffee Outfitters. Music, hors oeuvres and the 1880s ambience of the Clayton House, a Victorian home museum. Tickets are available online or by phone.

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Tony Meléndez

Tony Meléndez

August, 09 2014

Come see the amazing Tony Meléndez, Nicaraguan American guitar player, composer, singer, and songwriter who was born without arms. His mother took Thalidomide while pregnant, which caused his disability. Meléndez has learned to play the guitar with his feet. He continues to mesmerize audiences everywhere with his inspirational jam sessions that will leave you breathless.

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MMA Fight

MMA Fight

August, 09 2014

XFI12 Foster vs. Burrow Xtreme Fighting Inc is the premier Mixed Martial Arts company in Fort Smith AR, hosting events for fans in the Arkansas/Oklahoma area.

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How to make a floating wetland

How to make a floating wetland

August, 19 2014

A floating wetland is a man-made ecosystem that mimics naturally occurring wetlands. They are constructed...

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Selections from the Permanent Collection

August, 22 2014

This exhibition will highlight new acquisitions of the RAM Permanent Collection that include works by...

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Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education Course

August, 23 2014

The course teaches fundamentals of safe and responsible hunting, is free and open to all ages. Anyone...

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Rock the River for Hanna House

Rock the River for Hanna House

August, 23 2014

Arkansas’ Largest Annual Christian Music Festival! Nearly twenty artists from across the nation will take the stage as they “rock for life” in order to raise awareness and financial support for Hannah House. Headlining this year's festival is Building 429. Also scheduled is Disciple, Manafest, and Manic Drive with many more national and local artists to be announced over the next few months.

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

August, 23 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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Annual Ice Cream Social

Annual Ice Cream Social

August, 31 2014

The Fort Smith Museum of History's Annual Ice Cream Social is an end of summer tradition. The Sunday...

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Konsplosion 2014

Konsplosion 2014

September, 12 2014

"A joining of Forces!" A one of a Kind Convention! Gaming, Guests, Panels, Vendors, Stage Shows and...

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Slpendor in the Grass

Slpendor in the Grass

September, 18 2014

This adaptation of the 1961 movie takes place in a small Midwestern town in the late 1920s. A young,...

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40/29 Fort Smith Women’s Living Expo

40/29 Fort Smith Women’s Living Expo

September, 20 2014

The Women's Living Expos are all about fashion, beauty, health, home, food, entertaining, fitness, makeovers,...

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

September, 21 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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“Fall” in Love with Plein Air Painting: A Workshop for Every Artist

“Fall” in Love with Plein Air Painting: A Workshop for Every Artist

September, 24 2014

This workshop will be given by artist John Lasater IV at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, September...

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Opening Reception: An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Opening Reception: An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

October, 02 2014

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on October 2, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe

Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe

October, 02 2014

Four tales the author thought to be his best. Enter the mind of Poe, and check your heart at the door. (Off season show not part of season ticket)

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Massard Prairie Battlefield 150th Commemoration

Massard Prairie Battlefield 150th Commemoration

October, 04 2014

Come and watch the Civil War re-enactors as they portray the lives of the Cavalry Soldiers during the...

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

October, 05 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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L2: Learn - Lead

October, 10 2014

Learn from the very best at L2: Learn – Lead, the half-day simulcast designed to lift your vision as...

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Judge Parker

Judge Parker's Birthday Celebration

October, 11 2014

Celebrate the birthday of Judge Isaac C. Parker with birthday cake in the soda fountain at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Visit with the famous judge himself, portrayed by Floyd Robison, and Mrs. Parker portrayed by Sue Robison. The Robisons have researched the Parker’s extensively. Free wagon rides also will be available.

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

October, 11 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

October, 19 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods....

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

November, 02 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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Alla Prima Figure Painting: Workshop by David Shevlino

Alla Prima Figure Painting: Workshop by David Shevlino

November, 05 2014

This workshop will take place at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 5 – 7, 2014 from 10:00...

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A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

November, 13 2014

A wealthy, older, female writer lives in a mansion with her physician, and a valuable art collection...

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Opening Reception: VIVID: Works by Liz Whitney Quisgard

November, 13 2014

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 13, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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VIVID: Works by Liz Whitney Quisgard

November, 14 2014

Inspired by Moorish architecture, Navajo textiles, Byzantine mosaics, and the Baroque, Quisgard creates...

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

November, 15 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

Belle Grove Historic District Walking Tour

November, 16 2014

Truly step back in time with the Clayton House’s walking tour through one of Arkansas’ oldest neighborhoods. Fort Smith’s Layout 1Belle Grove Historic District boasts the largest variety of Victorian architectural styles of any historic district in the state, and is one of the most diverse districts in the nation.

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Gift of the Magi

Gift of the Magi

December, 03 2014

A couple’s perfect gifts have unexpected costs in this romantic comedy narrated by carolers.

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Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

Fort Smith Vintage Flea Market

December, 13 2014

If you love treasure hunting, then you're going to love the Fort Smith Flea Market! Come shop and explore vintage merchandise, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, books, magazines, coins and so much more in over 100 booths. Bring your friends and have some fun! Interested in being a vender? Booth space is $45! ADMISSION: Adults: $2.00, Children 6-12: $1, Children Under 6 Free - PARKING: Free

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“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

January, 21 2015

This workshop will be given by artist Robert Burridge at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, January...

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“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

“Loosen Up with Aquamedia Painting”: It’s like 4 years of Art School!

January, 21 2015

Robert Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with...

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Opening Reception: Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

Opening Reception: Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

January, 29 2015

Come join us at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on January 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for the opening...

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Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

January, 30 2015

Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating...

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Energetic Still-Life Painting & How to Market Your Art: Workshop by Qiang Huang

November, 04 2015

This workshop will take place at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum on November 4 – 6, 2015, 10:00 am...

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