Arkansas Civil War

Arkansas Civil War

LITTLE ROCK—April marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Camden Expedition, and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned a number of activities commemorating those events, 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 April include:

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville April 1-25; call (479) 575-7311 for more information.

* Arkansas Historical Association will hold its 73rd annual conference with the theme “The Home Front” April 3-5 at Historic Washington State Park; call (479) 575-5884 or email dludlow@uark.edu for more information.

* Civil War Park Cleanup Day, sponsored by the Civil War Trust, will be held at several Arkansas sites on April 5; visit http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/ for a complete list.

* “Conflict at the Doorstep” will be held April 5-12 at Historic Washington State Park; call (870) 983-2684 or email historicwashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on slavery at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on April 8; call (501) 676-6750 or email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* Pope County Historical Society will feature Shelle Stormoe of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program speaking on the Civil War in Pope County at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Russellville on April 11; call (479) 857-3477 or email van.tyson@yahoo.com for more information.

* Battle of Prairie D’Ane Sesquicentennial Re-enactment will be held April 12 at Prescott; call (870) 887-5821 or email curator@depotmuseum.org for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Calhoun County Courthouse in Hampton through April 13; call (870) 798-2753 for more information.

* Occupation of C amden and Battle of Poison Spring Commemoration will be held April 14-19 in Camden and environs; call (870) 818-3565 or email ochs2003@sbcglobal.net for more information.

* Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield will meet April 15 in Sheridan; email friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com or additional information.

* Saline County Library will host a seminar on the Camden Expedition and Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry on April 19; call (501) 778-4766 or email stevep@salinecountylibrary.org for more information.

* Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day will be held at the Arkansas State Capitol on April 19; call (870) 926-2985 or email info@arkansastoothpick.com for more information.

* Baxter County Civil War 150 Marker Dedication will be held at the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home on April 19; call (870) 424-4477 or emailkevin.bodenhamer@norfork.k12.ar.us for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Crossett Public Library, April 21-May 4; call (870) 364-2230 or email david@crossett.lib.ar.us for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Dr. Shawn Fisher of Harding University speaking on “The Spencer Rifle” when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on April 22; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on “Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition” April23 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information

* Center for Arkansas Culture and History in Education and College of the Ouachitas will feature Dr. Marvin Schultz speaking on the Civil War and Red River Campaign at the College of the Ouachitas campus in Malvern on April 24; call (501) 332-0247or email mschultz@coto.edu or more information.

* Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry Sesquicentennial Commemoration and Re-enactment will be held April 26-27 at Sheridan; call (870) 942-2936 or email friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com for additional information.

* “We Must Stand or Fall Alone,” an exhibit of Arkansas Civil War History, will be on display at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena throughout April; call (870) 338-3450 or email info@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.