Communities and Cultures in Fort Smith: Exploring Identities of the Region

As part of the City of Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration, the Fort Smith Museum of History will offer “Communities and Cultures in Fort Smith: Exploring Identities of the Region," a new speaker series addressing the communities and cultures that have influenced and shaped the region and the city as we know it today.   

The speaker series will be a monthly Thursday evening event. The April 26, 6:00 pm program features Dr. Louay Nassri and Mr. Anas BenSalah of Fort Smith. Dr. Nassri is President of the Board at Masjid Al Salam, a pediatric pulmonologist and currently the Chair of Pediatrics at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. Mr. BenSalah is a member of the Board at Masjid Al Aalam and an accountant by training. 

Mr. Anas BenSalah will discuss the beliefs and rituals in Islam. Dr. Louay Nassri will discuss his experience as an immigrant, the procedures of becoming an American citizen, combining the two cultures and the interaction with the Fort Smith community. A question and answer session will follow the program.  

The program is included with museum admission: $7 adults; $5 veterans/military; $2 children; under age 6 are free. Refreshments are provided.     

Dr. Louay Nassri, photograph courtesy of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.