Events

The Western District Play
Dates: 11/9/2019 - 11/9/2019
Times: 6 PM-10 PM
Price: $125
Contact: 479-769-2406

A fundraiser benefiting The U.S. Marshals Museum. Sponsored by First Security Bank.

Treat yourself to a four-course dining experience at The Rialto Restaurant (new to downtown Fort Smith) and enjoy an exclusive performance of The Western District Play on Saturday, November 9th, 2019!

The Western District Play by Dr. Brandon Chase Goldsmith brings to life a missing part of Fort Smith's history; an untold story of corruption, greed and a mysterious death...

On May 8th, 1871, The Western District Court of Arkansas was moved from Van Buren to the location famously known as Fort Smith’s “Hole in the Wall” saloon; a site that is today occupied by 21 West End restaurant.

In only 14 months and 28 days, it becomes the most corrupt courthouse in the entire United States. The Western District takes place during this time period and reveals the true, never before told story behind the founding of First National Bank and the real reasons why Judge Parker came to Fort Smith.


*Dinner will be served at 6 PM*

*Complimentary Beer & Wine 'til 6:30 PM*

*Cash Bar after 6:30 PM*

*Show begins at 7:30 PM*

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.