ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

LITTLE ROCK—Lectures and exhibits are among the July 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 July include:

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monroe County Courthouse in Clarendon until July 6; call (870) 747-3802 for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on Confederate J.O. Shelby in the summer of 1864 at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on July 8; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University speaking on the home front in Arkansas during the Civil War when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on July 22; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.

* 8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium: “Conflict at the Doorstep,” featuring a teachers workshop in the morning and symposium in the afternoon, will be held at Historic Washington State Park on July 26; call (870) 983-2684 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Clark County Historical Museum in Arkadelphia from July 14 to 27; call (870) 230-1360 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.