The U.S. Marshals Museum will live stream its spring lecture series for the first time since the program began in 2013.
With support from the Triple-S Alarm Company of Little Rock, the museum will live stream its spring lecture series beginning March 5 with a presentation by Cherokee Nation Marshal Shannon Buhl on the history of Native American tribal law enforcement and their interactions with the U.S. Marshals.
The streaming site is yet-to-be determined, but could either be the museum's website, YouTube, or some other external site, according Meredith Baldwin, the U.S. Marshals Museum Marketing and Events manager. A decision is set to be made on the site by Monday, Baldwin added.
In celebration of the Fort Smith Bicentennial this year, the museum will also offer the three-part series, “Jurisdiction and Judgment: Fort Smith Marshals in Indian Territory,” free of charge to all in-person attendees.
“The United States Marshals Museum is passionate about this series and is honored by the support of the Triple-S Alarm Company in sharing these presentations,” Patrick Weeks, museum president and CEO, said in a news release. “This opportunity gives Arkansans and others across the country the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. Marshals Service and its interactions with Native Americans in the Frontier West.”
The series will continue April 2 with author Art Burton delving into the story of Cherokee Bill, one of the most famous outlaws hanged at the Fort Smith gallows, the Marshals Museum states. The third, and final, discussion by Rick Parker on May 7 will focus on the tragedy at Goingsnake.
Each lecture will run from 6:30-8 p.m. at The Unversity of Arkansas at Fort Smith's Blue Lion, 101 N. Second St., downtown. Due to space constraints, attendees are encouraged to register through Eventbrite or call the museum office at (479) 709-3766. Heavy hors d’oevres will be served, and a cash bar will be available.