Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—Lectures, living history events and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for November 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 November are:

* “The Camden Expedition and Its Role in the Red River Campaign of 1864,” a lecture by Dr. Gary Joiner of Louisiana State University-Shreveport, will be held at the SouthArk Library Auditorium in El Dorado on November 1; call (870) 862-8131 or emaildirector@soarkhistory.comfor additional information.

* Civil War Weekend, featuring re-enactors and combat scenarios, will be held November 3 and 4 at Historic Washington State Park, with a School Day on November 2; call (870) 983-2684 or emailhistoricwashington@arkansas.govfor more information.

* “Other Voices: Civil War in the Ozarks,” a free symposium on the war on the home front in the Ozarks, will be held at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at Springdale on November 10; call (479) 750-8165 or emailsyoung@sprindalear.govfor more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock November 8 to 15; call (501) 682-2837 or emaildanny@library.arkansas.govfor additional information.

* The Civil War in Cleburne County ACWSC historical marker will be dedicated at the Cleburne County Courthouse in Heber Springs on November 10; emailgeologcabin@aol.comfor more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be on display at Harmony Grove High School in Benton November 12-25; call (501) 778-0133 or emailtherzfeld@cardinals.dsc.k12.ar.usfor more information.

* “Prelude to Prairie Grove: Fall 1862 in Little Rock,” featuring costumed interpreters and re-enactors depicting civilians and soldiers, will be held at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on November 17; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.orgfor more information.

* Naval Combat at West Point ACWSC historical marker will be dedicated November 17 at the West Point Volunteer Fire Department in West Point; call (501) 454-1901 for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature David Casto speaking on “The Ninth Missouri Cavalry and a Forgotten Skirmish near Augusta,” winner of the 2012 Charles O. Durnett Award, at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on November 27; emailrmeadows@aaamissouri.comfor more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Saline County Library in Benton November 27 through December 9; 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 be on display during November; 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 November; 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.