Features Material from Recent Operations and Historical Items from U.S. Marshals Service
Fort Smith, AR -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Marshals Museum announced today that it has added over 25% to its existing collection with a recent loan from the U.S. Marshals Service.
The shipment includes over 121 objects and brings the total collection to over 492 items, a nearly 33% increase in the number of objects on loan from the USMS.
“Recently, the U.S. Marshals Service effected a second shipment of approximately 150 loaned artifacts from our collections for exhibit use in the forthcoming museum. This artifact shipment will provide more flexibility for the development of exhibit designs,” said Neil DeSousa, Assistant Director, Tactical Operations, U.S. Marshals Service. “Highlights include artifacts from various operations of the 1970s and 1980s and the badge that board member, astronaut and Honorary U.S. Marshal Jim Reilly brought into outer space.”
Included in the consignment are items related to the standoff at Ruby Ridge, materials from the historic standoff at Wounded Knee, objects related to the Gordon Kahl Case, the handcuffs used when the Marshals Service transported former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the Oath of Office signed by Jacob Yoes, USM (Western Arkansas, 1889-1893), a document from James Prince, USM (District of Massachusetts, 1809), and the script from the film “U.S. Marshals.”
“This shipment continues our momentum as we keep adding to the collection for the Museum,” said Patrick Weeks, President & CEO, U.S. Marshals Museum. “Items like these make up the rich history of the Marshals Service and will be key components to telling the story to the guests of the museum. We look forward to sharing these, as well as our many other artifacts, with the public when the museum opens.”
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.