Fort Smith Fall Festival and Celebration of Judge Parker's BirthdayOctober 6, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
During the Fort Smith Fall Festival, hosted by the Fort Smith National Historic Site, the Fort Smith Museum of History will celebrate the birthday of the famous Judge Isaac C. Parker. On Saturday, October 6, enjoy birthday cake and a visit with the Judge in the museum's old fashioned soda fountain. Floyd and Sue Robison will portray Judge and Mrs. Isaac C. Parker and present a program on the Parker's time in Fort Smith and their roles as community leaders. The Robisons have researched the Parker’s extensively. Isaac Charles Parker was born on October 15, 1838 in Barnesville, Ohio. He studied law, passed the bar exam in 1859 and began his legal career in St. Joseph, Missouri. Parker was elected United States Congressman from Missouri for two terms, 1871-1874. Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1875, Isaac Parker began his famous tenure as Federal Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, a post he would hold until his death in 1896. Many fun events are planned for the Fall Festival: reenactments, historical activities and programs for kids, cannons, horses, and more at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Food trucks will be available in the Fort Smith Museum of History parking lot, 320 Rogers Avenue. Celebrate the Judge's 180th Birthday! The birthday party is included with museum admission: $7 adults; $5 veterans/military; $2 children; under age 6 are free.
Admission: Included with museum admission: $7 adults; $5 veterans/military; $2 children; under age 6 are free
Event Location and Contact Information:
Fort Smith Museum of History
320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas