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ATTRACTION TYPE Museum/gallery


BUDGET $60,000,000


An ambitious project to build a national U.S. Marshals Museum is well underway. Located in historic Fort Smith, where the U.S. Marshals originally launched across the Arkansas River to hunt fugitives in the Oklahoma Territory, the museum will serve as a national center of heritage and legacy and will include 20,000 square feet of exhibit space. Designed by Cambridge Seven Associates along with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, renderings of the museum show the building’s star-shaped design, along with its use of bronze, pays homage to the badges worn by marshals in earlier years. The U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation estimates that it has about $15 million left to raise for the project’s $60 million capital campaign. Approximately $8 million of that will be used to start production on creating the museum experience. California-based exhibit designers Thinkwell have created five permanent galleries: To Be A Marshal, The Campfire- Stories Under The Stars, Frontier Marshals, A Changing Nation and Modern Marshals. CDI Construction completed construction as of February 2020, and pending fundraising success, the museum will open in late 2020. (Updated 2 March 2020)

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Thinkwell Group


U.S. Marshals Museum

Administrative Office
14 North 3rd Street, Suite D
Fort Smith, AK 72901

Cacey Faber
Museum Coordinator
+1 479 709 3766

David Kennedy
Head of Collections
+1 479 709 3766

Patrick Weeks
+1 479 709 3766

CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72202

+1 501 666 4300

Cambridge Seven Architects

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138

+1 617 492 7000
Peter Kuttner

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

2222 Cottondale Lane, Suite 100
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

+1 501 367 2242
Reese Rowland

Thinkwell Group

2710 Media Center Drive
Los Angeles CA 90065

+1 818 333 3444
Cynthia Sharpe
Principal Cultural Attractions and Research