Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—A re-enactment on the 150th anniversary of the battle of Prairie Grove, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for December 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 athttp://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during December are:

* 150th Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Re-Enactment, which will be one of the largest re-enactments during the sesquicentennial commemoration, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on December 1 and 2; call (479) 846-2990 or emailprairiegrove@arkansas.comfor additional information.

* Old Richmond Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication, unveiling an ACWSC historical marker sponsored by the Little River County Historical Society, will be held at Old Richmond Cemetery in Ashdown on December 2; emailJfinley1949@sbcglobal.netfor more information.

* “The Spence Family and the Civil War in 1862,” a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture by Mark Christ of the ACWSC, will be held December 6 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.orgfor more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Saline County Library in Benton through December 9; call (501) 778-4766 or emailsperdue@saline.lib.ar.usfor more information.

* “The Battle of Prairie Grove,” a lecture by Dr. William Shea, will be presented at the Saline County Library in Benton on December 10; call (501) 778-4766 or email sperdue@saline.lib.ar.us for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena from December 17 through January 31; call (870) 338-4350 or emailinfo@deltaculturalcenter.comfor more information.

* The Battle of Prairie D’Ane ACWSC historical marker will be dedicated at the T/A Truckstop near Prescott on December 18; emailpeggy.lloyd@arkansas.govfor more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Saline County Library in Benton from December 11 through 22; call (501) 778-4766 or emailsperdue@saline.lib.ar.usfor more information.

* “The Civil War in Arkansas,” an exhibit at Little Rock’s Historic Arkansas Museum featuring artifacts from its collection, will finish its run on December 31; call (501) 324-9351 or emailinfo@historicarkansas.orgfor 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 December; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.orgfor more information.

For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visithttp://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.