Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—Lectures, exhibits and musical performances are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for September 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/.

Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during September are:

· “The Arkansas Supreme Court and the Civil War,” a program featuring historian Dr. Michael Dougan and archivist Russell Baker, will be held September 7 at the Justice Building in Little Rock. The Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit “Fought in Earnest: The Civil War in Arkansas” will also be on exhibit at the Supreme Court Building in Little Rock September 4-26. Call (501) 682-6879 or email rod.miller@arkansas.go for more information on either event.

· “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at Conway High School East through September 9; call (501) 450-4860 or email stipps@conwaycorp.net for more information.

· Historical Marker Dedications for ACWSC markers commemorating Searcy Landing in the Civil War and Brig. Gen. Dandridge McRae will be held in Searcy on September 8; email sbakridge@gmail.com for more information.

· Scott Plantation Settlement in Scott will hold a day-long Civil War event on September 8; call (501) 227-7699 or email anne6389@comcast.net for more information.

· Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature Tom Ezell and a presentation on Masons in the Civil War at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on September 11; email misslata@sbcglobal.net for more information.

· “The Soldier’s Song,” a multi-media reader’s theater musical, will be held at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on September 13; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

· “The Civil War in Southwest Arkansas,” a presentation by Dr. John W. Graves, will be held at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on September 20; call (870) 230-5000 for additional information.

· “Arkansas in the Civil War in 1862,” a program with Ian Beard of the Old State House Museum, will be held on September 20 at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton; call (501) 778-4766 or email sperdue@saline.lib.ar.us for additional information.

· Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Dr. Michael Dougan on “Major Cush’s Civil War: William Minor Quesenbury on the Western Frontier” at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on September 25; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

· “Lew ‘Ben-Hur’ Wallace: A Reluctant Political General,” a presentation by Dr. Chris Mortenson, will be held at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on September 27; call (870) 230-5000 for additional information.

· “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Hot Spring County Museum in Malvern September 17-30; call (501) 337-4775 for more information.

· “Washington 1861: A Community Decides” exhibit will continue at Historic Washington State Park through September 30; call (870) 983-2684 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

· “Invasion or Liberation? The Civil War in Arkansas,” an exhibit from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, will be on display during September at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock; call (501) 320-5700 for more information.

· “The Civil War in Arkansas,” an exhibit at Little Rock’s Historic Arkansas Museum featuring artifacts from its collection, will be on display during September; call (501) 324-9351 or email info@historicarkansas.org for more information.

· “Battle Colors of Arkansas,” highlighting the museum’s battle flag collection, will be on display at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock during September; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.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.