US Marshals Museum crowdfunding to raise $2 million

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A foundation for an upcoming museum dedicated to the U.S. Marshals Service has started a crowdsourced fundraising campaign to raise $2 million of the final $15 million the museum needs to complete its exhibits.

The United States Marshals Museum has said that while the building will still be completed by the original dedication date in September in time for the service’s 230th anniversary, the interior of the museum won’t be finished until next year.

The $50 million museum is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) west of Little Rock.

By midday Friday, the week-old GoFundMe campaign had raised about $3,840, under half a percent of the organizers’ initial goal.

Museum officials say the museum will be an economic boon for Fort Smith and will draw 125,000 visitors a year.

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