Celebrate 50 Years of True Grit with The Oxford American magazine and HAM! Discover the backstory of Fort Smith, including Indian Removal and the creation of Indian Territory. Learn how the Civil War tore Indian Territory and western Arkansas apart, and how the eventual court system at Fort Smith came about. All of this will lead up to the time period of True Grit as our presenters, Cody Faber and Michael Groomer of Fort Smith National Historic Site, will lead the discussion and delve into Facts v Fiction. This entertaining presentation will be heavily laced with true-to-life stories similar to those that True Grit was based upon.
The event is free but requires a reservation: http://www.historicarkansas.org/events/2018-04-21-true-grit-fact-v-fiction.