Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Arkansas Post, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for January 2013, 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 January are:

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature David Casto speaking on “Pumpkin Bend: The 8th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry and a Forgotten Skirmish near Augusta” at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on January 8; emailrmeadows@aaamissouri.com for additional information.

* “The Battle of Arkansas Post,” a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture by Mark Christ of the ACWSC, will be held January 9 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature Joe Herron of Arkansas Post National Memorial speaking on the Battle of Arkansas Post at the Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena on January 10; call (870) 338-4350 or emailRonald@arkansasheritage.org for more information.

* “Abraham Lincoln and Arkansas,” a lecture by Dr. Trey Berry, will be presented at the Saline County Library in Benton on January 14; call (501) 778-4766 or emailsperdue@saline.lib.ar.us for more information.

* “Occupation, Guerrillas and Murder,” a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture by University of Arkansas graduate student Rebecca Howard, will be held January 17 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post, featuring re-enactments, lectures and living history, will be held January 18-21 at Arkansas Post Museum State Park and Arkansas Post National Memorial; call (870) 548-2207 or emailarkansaspostmuseum@arkansas.com for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Dr. William Shea speaking on “Samuel Curtis: The Man Who Conquered Arkansas” at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on January 22; emailrmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at Arkansas Post Museum State Park January 3-29; call (870) 548-2207 or emailarkansaspostmuseum@arkansas.com 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 through January; call (501) 324-9685 or emailinfo@oldstatehouse.org 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 through January 31; call (870) 338-4350 or emailinfo@deltaculturalcenter.com 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.