The United States Marshals Museum announced Thursday enhanced architectural renderings and designs for its Mary Carleton and Robert A. Young III building, scheduled to open in the fall of next year.
The 57,000-SF building is being designed by Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock. CDI Contractors of Little Rock is the construction consultant.
"This building will be a one-of-a-kind destination for current and future generations of Arkansas residents and national visitors alike," Reese Rowland of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects said in a news release. "Everyone involved in this project is very passionate about it and we are excited to share this up-to-date artwork ahead of construction starting this summer."
The Museum will feature a a star-shaped exterior signifying a badge worn by the U.S. Marshals. The museum will have five immersive galleries: Defining Marshals; The Campfire: Stories Under the Stars; Frontier Marshals; A Changing Nation; and Modern Marshals. It will also have a learning center focused on the Constitution, law and civic literacy.
"Our goal is not only to educate our community, but also to show them the power of making a real impact in the world in which we live," Cole Goodman, chairman of the USMM board, said.
The museum will located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith. It's scheduled to open on Sept. 24, 2019, the 230th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service. The museum is designed to tell the story of the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency from its establishment by President George Washington through current day.
You can see new renderings of the museum, inside and out, in the slideshow above.