LITTLE ROCK—Living history events at Historic Washington State Park and the Old State House Museum, lectures and exhibits around the state are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for November 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 November include:

* Historical Marker Dedication, sponsored by the Desha County Historical Society, will be held at Kelso on November 2; call (870) 267-2476 or email Helen.pennington@sbcglobal.net for more information.

* Civil War Weekend will be held November 2-3 at Historic Washington State Park, and “Town in Conflict: A Living History Street Drama” will be performed on both days; call (870) 983-2625 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* Historical Marker Dedication for three ACWSC markers will be held in North Little Rock on November 5; call (501) 371-0755 or email nlrhistory@comcast.net for more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at Hendrix College in Conway November 5-22; call(501) 450-1288 for more information.

* “Vicksburg: Strategic Campaign of the Civil War,” a lecture by retired National Park Service historian Terry Winschel, will be held November 7 at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado; call (870) 862-8131 or email director@soarkhistory.com for more information.

* Battle of Cane Hill Driving Tour Dedication, featuring speakers and re-enactors, will be held at the Cane Hill College in Washington County on November 9; call (479)846-2990 or email alan.thompson@arkansas.gov for more information.

* Pulaski County Historical Society will host a lecture by W. Stuart Towns on “Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause” at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on November 10; email rachels@arkansasheritage.org for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at Historic Washington State Park through November 10; call (870) 983-2625 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Vernon Dutton speaking on the Third Arkansas Infantry at Antietam at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on November 12; call (501) 676-6750 or email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on the Spence Family in 1863 will be held November 13 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* Civil War Family Day, featuring re-enactors portraying military and civilian life in Little Rock after the Union occupation, will be held at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on November 16; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield will meet November 17 in Sheridan; email friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com for additional information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena November 25 to December 8; call (479) 394-7622, ext. 1342 or email kadams@rmcc.edu for more information

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Rev. David Dyer speaking on “Robert Lewis Dabney, chief of staff for Stonewall Jackson” at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on November 26; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.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.