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Judge Parker's Courtroom

View the furnishings of the famous judge’s courtroom, including his original chair. Accompanying pictures, text, and objects help you put Judge Parker and his court into context.

Step into the past and experience the rich history of Fort Smith's famous courtroom through our exhibit dedicated to the man and the furnishings of Judge Isaac C. Parker's courtroom. Immerse yourself in the surroundings of this legendary space and view the original chair used by the esteemed judge himself. Through accompanying pictures, text, and objects, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the context in which Judge Parker and his court operated. Learn about the fascinating stories of the many cases that passed through this courtroom and the impact that they had on the community and the nation.


Experience the rich history of the region and discover the important role that Judge Parker played in shaping the legal system during the 19th century.

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