ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

LITTLE ROCK—Re-enactments, lectures, exhibits and a film screening are among the May 2014 activities the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned, 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 May include:

* Pine Bluff’s 175th Anniversary, featuring Civil War re-enactors and artillery demonstrations, will be held May 2-3 in downtown Pine Bluff; call (870) 209-7906 or email alayher@cityofpinebluff.com for more information.

* “Arkansas 1800,” a free seminar on American Indians in the Civil War and in Arkansas, will be held May 3 at the Jacksonville Museum of Arkansas Military History; call (501) 241-1943 or email jaxmilmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

* Camden Expedition Historical Marker Dedication will be held at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History May 3; call (501) 529-3802 or email kay.tatum@yahoo.com for more information.

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

* Legacies and Lunch, featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking about Jacob Haas and the Ninth Wisconsin Infantry, will be held May 7 at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library; call (501) 918-3033 or email kchagnon@cals.org for more information.

* Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest, featuring re-enactors, educational programming and family entertainment, will be held May 9 (student day) and 10 at the DeValls Bluff Community Center; call (870) 998-2005 or email carnold@quinstreet.com for more information.

* “War in the ‘60s,” a documentary film about the Civil War in Arkansas, will debut at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock’s River Market on May 11; call 324-9886 or email acwsc@arkansasheritage.org for more information.

* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature living historian Dyan Bohnert speaking on “Civil War Foodways” at the Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena on May 12; call (870) 338-4350 or email paula@arkansasheritage.org for additional information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Shawn Fisher of Harding University speaking on Civil War body armor at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on May 13; call (501) 676-6750 or email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Greenbrier City Hall from May 12 to May 25; call (501) 733-2409 or email Emily@AR-AI.com for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Brian Brown speaking on the Battle of Shiloh when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on May 27; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more 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 May; 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.