LITTLE ROCK—A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pine Bluff, living history demonstrations, lectures and exhibits around the state are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for October 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 at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.
Civil War sesquicentennial events during October include:
* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum October 1-31; call (870) 541-5402 for more information.
*Reconstruction-era African American Legislators exhibit from the Arkansas History Commission will be on display at the DeValls Bluff Museum October 5-26;call (870) 256-5171 or email debbiecook01@yahoo.com for more information.
* DeValls Bluff in the Civil War Exhibit Dedication will be held October 5 at Rhodes Park in DeValls Bluff; call (870) 998-2012 or email curtisarnold@cardratings.com for more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Sloan-Hendrix School District in Imboden October 7-20; call (870) 869-2384 or email MWalton@shsd.k12.ar.us for more information.
* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park speaking on Washington in the Civil War at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on October 8; call (501) 676-6750 or email rmeadows@aaa.missouri.com for more information.
* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature Don Roth speaking about Confederate Major Sam Corley at the Temple Beth El in Helena-West Helena on October 10; call (870) 338-4350 or email Ronald@arkansasheritage.org for more information.
* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will present R.D. Keever speaking on Camp Nelson at the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery in Cabot on October 10; call (501) 327-9222 or email rmeadows@aaa.missouri.com for more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas, 1863,” a lecture by Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, will be held at the Sloan-Hendrix School District in Imboden on October 15; call (870) 869-2361 or email mwalton@sloan-hendrix.com for more information.
* Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield will meet October 15 in Sheridan; emailfriendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.comfor additional information.
* All Hallows Eve Cemetery Walk, sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society, will be held in Camden’s Oakland Cemetery October 18-19; call (870) 818-3565 or email ochs2003@sbcglobal.net for more information.
* “The Colors That Bind: Regimental Flags of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry and 37th Arkansas Infantry” will be on display at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock through October 19; call (501) 376-4602 for more information.
* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park speaking on Washington in the Civil War at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on October 22; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.
* Dr. Steven E. Woodworth will make a presentation titled “‘While God is Marching On’: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers” at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on October 24; call (479) 968-0237 or email tdeblack@atu.edu for more information.
* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on the Battle of Pine Bluff will be held October 25 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.
* Haunted Battlefield Tours will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on October 26; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.
* Battle of Pine Bluff 150th Anniversary Commemoration, featuring Civil War re-enactors, living history performances, tours, and a Civil War symposium, will be held October 26 in Pine Bluff; call (870) 543-1820, ext. 227 or email lori_ecdd@yahoo.com for more information.
* “Town in Conflict: A Living History Street Drama” will be held October 26 at Historic Washington State Park; call (870) 983-2625 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at Historic Washington State Park October 28-November 10; call (870) 983-2625 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information
For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.