Celebrate the birthday of Judge Isaac C. Parker with birthday cake in the soda fountain at the Fort Smith Museum of History on Saturday, October 12th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Floyd and Sue Robison, portraying Judge and Mrs. Isaac C. Parker, will present a program on Parker's time in Fort Smith and their roles as community leaders. The program is scheduled for 2:30 pm in the second-floor courtroom exhibit.
Judge Parker was born on October 15, 1838 in Barnesville, Ohio. He studied law, passed the bar exam in 1859 and began his legal career in St. Joseph, Missouri. Parker was elected United States Congressman from Missouri for two terms, 1871-1874. Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1875, Isaac Parker began his famous tenure as Federal Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, a post he would hold until his death in 1896.
Adults $7.00 (16 & up); Children $2.00 (6-15) Under 6 are Free; Military & Veterans $5.00; UAFS Students and Museum members are Free.