This spring, the United States Marshals Museum will host its sixth annual spring lecture series Power & Politics: Know Your Arkansas State Government. The three-part series, which begins on March 4, will highlight the power given by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people.
Arkansas’ state government is modeled after the federal government and consists of three branches of power: executive, legislative, and judicial. During this series, attendees will hear from speakers who currently and have previously held roles in each of the three branches.
All lectures will be held from 6:30-8:00p at the Blue Lion, 101 North 2nd Street, in Fort Smith. The first lecture in the series, presented on March 4, will be about the judicial branch and it’s five court systems: Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, District Courts, and City Courts as established by the Arkansas Constitution in 1836. The series will continue April 1 with a presentation on the legislative branch, which operates on a bicameral system composed of the Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives. The third and final lecture will be on May 6, focusing on the executive branch which is currently headed by Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Heavy hors d’oevres will be served and a cash bar will be available for those attending. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $20 for the entire series or $10 per lecture. To register for the event(s), please visit our Eventbrite page. You can find links to the page on both the Marshals Museum website as well as on our social media platforms.
For more information, or for help purchasing tickets, please contact Meredith Baldwin at (479) 709-3766.