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Mid Mod Arkansas is Going to Fort Smith!

Mid Mod Fort Smith Tour Postponed

Preserve Arkansas has decided to postpone the Mid-Century Modern tour in Fort Smith, originally scheduled for March 27-28, until a later date due to the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are disappointed but feel that we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of this pandemic. Preserve Arkansas very much appreciates your support of this tour, and we will let you know as soon as it is rescheduled. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Again, thank you for your support, and please stay safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Rachel Patton

What: Mid Mod Arkansas
Where: Fort Smith
When: March 27-28, 2020

Oscar Chambers House

Preserve Arkansas, the only statewide nonprofit advocate for the preservation of Arkansas’s historic places, will hold its next “Mid Mod Arkansas” tour in Fort Smith on March 27-28, 2020. The tour series seeks to increase appreciation for Arkansas’s unique Mid-Century Modern architecture. On Friday, March 27, guests will enjoy a reception and guided tour at the Oscar Chambers House, designed in 1964 by Fayetteville architect Ernie Jacks. On Saturday, March 28, guided tours and refreshments will be offered at the United Hebrew Congregation Temple and the Dr. Neil Crow House. The Temple, designed by Fort Smith architect E. Chester Nelson in 1956, was rebuilt after a fire in 1970 and features a prominent Menorah and projecting brick details on its facade. The Crow House was designed in 1968 by John G. Williams, founding faculty member and longtime chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

 

Details:
Friday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.–Reception and guided tour at the Oscar Chambers House, 3200 Dallas Street, Fort Smith.
Your ticket includes a guided tour at 6 p.m. as well as refreshments and libations.

Saturday, March 28
1 p.m. Guided tour at the United Hebrew Congregation Temple, 126 N. 47th Street, Fort Smith.
2 p.m. Guided tour at the Dr. Neil Crow House, 19 Berry Hill Road, Fort Smith. Saturday tickets include guided tours and light refreshments.

Ticket pricing as follows:
Enjoy early bird pricing on tickets until March 20.

Early bird ticket for Friday night reception ONLY $25
Early bird ticket for Saturday tours ONLY $25
Early bird COMBO ticket for Friday AND Saturday tours $40

Regular ticket for Friday night reception ONLY $30
Regular ticket for Saturday tours ONLY $30
Regular COMBO ticket for Friday AND Saturday tours $50

All proceeds benefit Preserve Arkansas, the statewide nonprofit advocate for historic preservation. Preserve Arkansas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Rachel Patton at RPatton@preservearkansas.org or 501-372-4757.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Arvest Bank

 

Previous Mid Mod Arkansas Tours

Jonesboro, Fall 2019
Patteson House Tour Script HERE
Fuller-Shannon & Maddox Houses Tour Script HERE
Pine Bluff
The Richard and Elsie Pierce House, Pine Bluff
The Richard and Lynne Smart House, Pine Bluff

Learn more about the Pierce and Smart homes in Pine Bluff by reading the script HERE!

The Gerald and Marjorie Tweedy House, Springdale

Learn more about the Tweedy House tour by reading the script HERE!