Posted July 21, 2015 3:29 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

U.S. Marshals Museum Showcases Recently Acquired  Bass Reeves Artifacts During Descendants Day
U.S. Marshals Museum Showcases Recently Acquired
Bass Reeves Artifacts During Descendants Day
U.S. Marshals Museum
U.S. Marshals Museum

Fort Smith, AR -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently acquired Bass Reeves artifacts will be unveiled this Saturday, July 25 at the U.S. Marshals Museum’s Descendants Day event in Fort Smith.

Co-hosted by the Fort Smith National Historic Site, this drop-in event will give community members an opportunity to share their artifacts, documents, photographs and stories with the future U.S. Marshals Museum.

“The recent collection of Bass Reeves’ prized guns from one of his descendants is incredible for the museum. The public won’t want to miss the unveiling of these pieces on Saturday,” said Jessica Hougen, curator of collections and exhibits for the U.S. Marshals Museum. “We hope descendants of U.S. Marshals, deputy marshals, posse and outlaws will join us to learn how to research their ancestors and help the museum share the story of our region’s heritage with the U.S. Marshals Service.”

Descendants Day will be held at Frisco Station at the foot of the Garrison Avenue Bridge Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Robert Ernest, author of Deadly Affrays: The Violent Deaths of the U.S. Marshals, will give a short talk at 1 …read more

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