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.

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Your Friend Level Donation

Keeps the Internet on in the Museum for one week!

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Your Family Friend Level Donation

Pays for needed supplies to keep the Museum operating

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Your Silver Level Donation

Helps to keep our Staff available to share the past to the present.

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Your Gold Level Donation

Pays to create new exhibits for guests of all ages to enjoy!

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Your Diamond Level Donation

Pays to keep History alive for years to come day!