U.S. Marshals Museum Names Oklahoman David Kennedy As New Curator

Kennedy Brings Over a Decade of Experience in Western-Themed Museums

David Kennedy
David Kennedy
U.S. Marshals Museum
U.S. Marshals Museum

Fort Smith, AR -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Marshals Museum today announced the hire of David Kennedy as museum curator.

Kennedy currently serves as curator of collections for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Okla. He will begin his new role with the museum on November 2.

“The U.S. Marshals Museum is pleased to welcome David as our new curator,” said Jim Dunn, president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum. “David’s strong background and experience will be an asset to the museum as we continue to build our exhibits and educate the public about the history of the U.S. Marshals Service.”

As curator, Kennedy’s responsibilities will include care of collections, exhibit fabrication and integration of exhibit design into the museum’s architectural plans. He will also be responsible for coordinating the installation of the exhibits when construction of the museum is complete.

Prior to his five years as curator of collections for the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Kennedy served as curator of the Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo. He earned his bachelor of arts in history from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master of arts in history from Montana State University. He is the author of Guns of the Wild West: A Photographic Tour of the Guns that Shaped our Country’s History and content adviser for Katherine Brevard’s The Story of Guns: How They Changed the World.

Kennedy previously served as board member in the Mountain-Plains Museums Association region and is currently a board member for the American Alliance of Museum’s Curators Committee.

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 www.USMarshalsMuseum.org.