LITTLE ROCK—A Civil War Seminar at the Old State House Museum, a re-enactment of a duel between Confederate generals, living history demonstrations, lectures and exhibits around the state are among the events the ACWSC has sanctioned for August 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/.
Civil War sesquicentennial events during August include:
* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum August 4-25; call (479) 253-9417 for more information.
* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature author Joe Walker speaking about President Lincoln and General Steele at the Temple Beth El in Helena-West Helena on August 8; call (870) 338-4350 or emailRonald@arkansasheritage.orgfor more information.
* “Big War, Little War,” a free half-day seminar featuring speakers Mary Jane Warde, Father Moses Berry and Mark Christ, will be held at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on August 10; call (501) 324-9685 or emailGeorganne@arkansasheritage.orgfor more information.
* “The Edge of Conflict,” an AETN documentary on the Civil War in Arkansas, will be shown at the DeValls Bluff Community Center on August 10; call (870) 256-5171 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Shawn Fisher of Harding University speaking on “Visions of Victory: Lincoln, Ripley and Union Army’s Quest for Repeating Arms” at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on August 13; email@example.com more information.
* Civil War Living History with the NW 15th Arkansas Infantry will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park August 17-18; call (479) 846-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Civil War Collections will be displayed at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on August 18; call (479) 846-2990 or email@example.com more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History August 19-September 1; call (501) 241-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Spinning and Lacemaking Demonstrations, exhibiting textile manufacturing techniques from the Civil War, will be displayed at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on August 25; call (479) 846-2990 or email@example.com more information.
* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature the Conway Women’s Choir singing Civil War-era songs at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on August 27; firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
* 150th Anniversary of the Marmaduke-Walker Duel, commemorating a fatal duel between two Confederate generals, will be held August 31 at the Plantation Agriculture Museum in Scott; call (501) 961-1409 for 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.