Student ExhibitionAugust 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Fort Smith Museum of History and the United States Marshals Museum are partnering to offer a summer program for Fort Smith junior and senior high school students. The students meet weekly, conduct research into the Belle Grove and Fishback neighborhoods and the Chaffee Historic District, then design an exhibit utilizing art, writing, photography, etc. of the students' choice. The project will conclude with a student designed exhibit opening at the Fort Smith Museum of history on August 26, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. The students' exhibit will remain in place through the fall. The project began June 6 with students meeting weekly to visit the neighborhoods and conduct research. Students were offered a presentation by Fort Smith architect Galen Hunter on the principles of good design. United States Marshals Museum Curator Dave Kennedy presented "Components of a Good Exhibit." Shelley Blanton with the Pebley Center at the UAFS Boreham Library offered advice on research resources. Fort Smith Museum of history Board of Trustees members Jo Ann Campbell and David Roberts guided students on the tour of the historic Fishback Neighborhood. Museum Collections Committee member David Kerr, Julie Moncrief with the Clayton House, volunteers Sue and Floyd Robison and Marcus Woodward guided student through the Belle Grove Historic District. Curator Rod Williamson conducted a tour of the Chaffee Historic District. The project will conclude with a student designed exhibition opening on Saturday, August 26 in the Boyd Gallery at the Fort Smith Museum of History. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Admission: Included with museum admission: $7 adults; $5 veterans; $2 children; under age are free.
Event Location and Contact Information:
Fort Smith Museum of History
320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas