Arkansas In The Civil WarThe Friends of Arkansas Post Museum will be hosting a 150th anniversary of the battle of Arkansas Post which will include an encampment, battle reenactments, school day, period dance and non-denominational period church service. School day will be Friday, January 18th, 2013. Other activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st, 2013. During the weekend, visitors will be able to experience an authentic representation of the battle of Arkansas Post along with an up-close look at a Civil War soldier’s life in a battlefield encampment. A period dance will be held Saturday night that will be open to the public as will be the non-denominational church service on Sunday morning. On Saturday afternoon, the Arkansas Post National Memorial will hold a commemorative service to honor those who fought in the battle at the site of the encounter.

This is event will be a joint effort between the Arkansas Post Museum State Park and the Arkansas Post National Memorial with the involvement of local and county agencies. A cap of 1,000 has been placed on the number of reenactors the parks can accommodate. The expected number of visitors to the event is upwards of 2,000.

Tentative Schedule for Battle of Arkansas Post 150th Anniversary

Friday, January 18, 2013

9 am – 2 pm: School Days at National Park-13 education stations with class rotation

Saturday, January 19
10am – 1 pm: Interpretive stations at both parks
• Historic Weapons talks
• Children’s Games
• The Civil War uniform
• Camp life
• Civil War Medicine
• Navy
• Book signings

10 am: Ladies Tea at State Park

11 am: Mark Christ program at National Park

1 pm: March to Battlefield

2 pm: Battle

4 pm: Memorial to fallen soldiers at National Park

6:30 pm Period Dance at State Park

Sunday, January 20
10 am: Church

Noon: March to Battlefield

1 pm: Battle

3 pm: Cleanup begins

Reenactors’ Registration: CLICK HERE!

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