Construction starts on U.S. Marshals Museum

Ponca City Now - July 27, 2018 11:34 am

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Construction is now underway on the long-awaited, $50 million museum in Fort Smith focused on the U.S. Marshals Service.

The United States Marshals Museum will be built on the banks of the Arkansas River near Fort Smith. Plans have been in the works for years, and the museum said Thursday that a fall 2019 completion date is planned.

The museum will tell the history of the Marshals Service and honor the marshals killed in the line of duty.

The 53,000-square-foot facility will feature five galleries and include conference rooms, a learning center, and retail space. It will also feature a statue, donated by the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, depicting a native lighthorseman who worked with federal marshals to keep order in the Indian Territory that is now Oklahoma.

 

Latest Stories

Ponca City residents in personal injury collision in Osage County

accident

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that a personal injury collision occurred at about 6:56 p.m. Friday...

John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre remembrance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy-award winning singer John Legend will headline a nationally televised event marking...

Two killed in explosion at dam in northeastern Oklahoma

LOCUST GROVE, Okla. (AP) — The Grand River Dam Authority says two men were killed and...