Murder & Mayhem Progressive Dinner and Tour

October 23, 2020

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th at 5:30.

It’s that time of year again! The Fort Smith Museum of History, The Bonneville House and The Clayton House are teaming up to bring you a one-of-kind night of entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased on October 6th from 9:00-11:00 at 479-783-3000 or dropping by The Clayton House at 514 N 6th St in Fort Smith between 9:00-11:00 am on October 6th. If there are any remaining tickets after 11:00 am, they will be available on Eventbrite at noon.

The Progressive Dinner and tour features haunted and gruesome stories from years past. The stories begin at the Fort Smith Museum of History with drinks, appetizers, ghost stories and a peek at haunted areas of the museum, along with a stop at the Gallows at the National Historic Site. The tour will move on to the Belle Grove Historic District where the guests will have an elegant dinner at The Bonneville House and then on to a delicious dessert at The Clayton House. Guests will hear gruesome historic facts and eerie local legends along the way. Real haunted houses are pointed out and their dark secrets revealed.

Covid-19 restrictions have required some changes. Dinner will be Al fresco; the tour will be a stroll through Fort Smith’s famed Belle Grove Historic District and there will be open-air transportation between the Bonneville House and the Fort Smith Museum of History! *Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, and beware the ghosts!

Tickets are $125 each and include drinks, a Three Course Dinner, Custom Mask & Flashlight, spooky fun and a grand time!

Must be 21 to attend
Oct 23 (Rain date Oct 26)
Oct 24 (Rain date Oct 27)

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"UnMasked": Fundraising From A Distance

October 10, 2020

“Un-Masked”: Fundraising From a Distance

You are invited to join the Fort Smith Museum of History for a "Non-Event" on Saturday, October 10, to help ensure the future of our history.


What is “UnMasked” you ask? “UnMasked” is fundraising from a distance, a virtual fundraiser, conducted from a safe distance, as we keep your safety in mind.

The Fort Smith Museum of History was founded in 1910 as a private, non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization. 110 years later, we still are. We are the oldest functioning museum in the state, located right here in Fort Smith, with a mission of collecting, sharing, and preserving the history of Fort Smith and the region. Through education, exhibitions, programs, and outreach, we educate the region on the history of the area. We serve five counties, Sebastian, Crawford, and Franklin counties in Arkansas, and Sequoyah and Leflore counties in Oklahoma.  The financial impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to the Fort Smith Museum of History. During these times of COVID-19 closures and social distancing, our museum has not been able to host visitors who seek to learn about the history of our great city and the region, collect artifacts, enjoy our soda fountain, or participate in our events.


To avoid large social situations, we’ve created “Un-Masked” as our fundraiser to playfully “un-invite” you to not join us in person, but rather aid our unique Museum in these times of financial need from the comfort and security of your own home.


Please join with us to ensure the future of our history for another 110 years and counting by making a tax-deductible donation online at, by phone at 479-783-7841, by email at, or by dropping by the museum at 320 Rogers Avenue.

You can donate at this link or go to PayPal on our HOME page.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

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