Fort Smith Museum Of History

320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903



The mission of the Fort Smith Museum of History is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of Fort Smith and the surrounding region.

Visitors may view a time line of Fort Smith history including artifacts belonging to John Rogers, Benjamin Bonneville, Judge Isaac C Parker and William O. Darby, founder of the Darby's Rangers in World War II. A 1920's soda fountain offers old fashioned ice cream sodas, floats and sundaes. Learn about jazz musician Alphonso Trent and African American history in Fort Smith. View a saddle that belonged to outlaw Belle Starr and the courtroom of Judge Isaac C. Parker. A new exhibition, "On the Air" chronicles the history of radio and television broadcast in the region.

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