LITTLE ROCK—A Civil War symposium at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock is among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for January 2012, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

The Old State House symposium “Why Commemorate the Civil War?” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 28, and will feature speakers Bill Gurley, Ronnie Nichols, and William L. Shea. To register for the free symposium, call (501) 324-8641.

Other Civil War sesquicentennial events during January are:

·“Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1865,” the ACWSC’s traveling exhibit, will be at the Fayetteville Public Library January 9 through 22; call (479) 856-7000 for more information.

·“Brown Bag Lunch Lecture,” a lecture by Rebecca Howard on “Arkansas’s Union Forces: What Drove Madison County Men to Enlist?”, will be held on January 12 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

·“Camp Douglas Federal Prison,” a lecture by Robert Edwards, will be held January 23 at the Saline County Library in Benton; call (501) 778-4766 or email sperdue@saline.lib.ar.us for more information.

·“Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1865,” the ACWSC’s traveling exhibit, will be at Tolleson Elementary School in Jacksonville January 30 through February 12; call (501) 982-7456 for more information.

·Civil War in Northwest Arkansas Podcast Contest, in which students can submit audio podcasts about the Civil War in the region, continues during January; call (479) 750-8165 or email syoung@springdalear.gov for more information.

·“An Enduring Union” Exhibit, an exhibit at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock focusing on why Arkansas commemorates its Civil War veterans, will continue during January; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

·“Reel to Real” Exhibit, an exhibit at Little Rock’s Historic Arkansas Museum contrasting artifacts from the movie Gone with the Wind with items from Civil War Arkansas, will continue during January; call (501) 324-9351 or email info@historicarkansas.org for more information.