LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned several events for February 2012, including exhibits and lectures, 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/.

Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during February are:

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

* “The Quilted History: A Tapestry of the African American Experience,” a lecture and exhibit by Carolyn Ann Smith Williams, will be held February 13 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 the Lawrence County Library in Walnut Ridge February 20 through March 4; call (970) 886-3222 for more information.

* Civil War in Northwest Arkansas Podcast Contest, in which students can submit audio podcasts about the Civil War in the region, concludes February 3; 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 February; 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 February; call (501) 324-9351 or email info@historicarkansas.org for more information.

For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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