The U.S. Marshals Museum, a 53,000-square-foot museum to be built in Fort Smith, announced today a

 gift of $350,000 from the family of the late Lt. Gov. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller. The gift follows another $100,000 gift from Rockefeller’s widow, Lisenne Rockefeller, in 2014 to fund a spring lecture series, now in its fifth year.

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The museum’s foundation has raised $31.5 million in cash and pledges; it must raise another $19.3 million to meet its goal.

Groundbreaking is set for June on the banks of the Arkansas River; the grand opening is set for Sept. 24, 2019, the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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