Museum to Host Community Event on Aug. 22 to Officially Launch In Store Sales
Starting Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m., the limited edition silver dollar coins will be available for purchase for $51.95 at the Walmart stores on Zero Street in Fort Smith and Liberty Drive in Greenwood.
“We appreciate Walmart, and the entire Fort Smith community, for their continued support of the U.S. Marshals Museum,” said Jim Dunn, president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum. “We hope everyone will go out and purchase one of these beautiful silver dollar coins to honor the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service and help bring this important project closer to the finis line.”
To celebrate its new partnership with Walmart, the U.S. Marshals Museum will host a free community event on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Zero Street Walmart in Fort Smith and will feature local U.S. Marshals cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. The local community team from Arvest Bank and U.S. Marshals Museum staff and supporters will be on hand to support the event.
“Walmart has deep roots in Ft. Smith and I along with my team of associates are delighted to team up with the U.S. Marshals Museum to launch to the public the 225th anniversary commemorative silver coin,” said Kelly Clark, store manager of the Zero Street location. “It is very exciting for us to be a part of something that will bring honor to the Marshals and the community.”
The silver dollar coin, produced by the United States Mint, highlights the legendary role the U.S. Marshals Service played in the American West. On its reverse side, it depicts a frontier U.S. Marshal holding a “Wanted in Fort Smith” poster.
The obverse depicts a U.S. Marshals Service star and the silhouettes of deputies on horseback pursuing a fugitive.
About the U.S. Marshals Museum
The future U.S. Marshals Museum will be a national museum located on the riverfront in Fort Smith, Ark. Museum plans include three permanent exhibit galleries, a temporary exhibit gallery, the Samuel M. Sicard Hall of Honor and a National Learning Center. The museum will tell the more than 225 year story of the U.S. Marshals Service, the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States, and honor the sacrifice of marshals killed in the line of duty.
For more information, visit usmarshalsmuseum.org.