ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS

A celebration of freedom, commemorations of the dead, lectures and exhibits are among the June 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 June include:

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Yellville Chamber of Commerce from June 2 to 15; call (870) 449-4676 or email chamber@yellville.com for more information.
* 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, featuring several Civil War presentations, will be held June 6 and 7 at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center in Leslie; call (870) 448-3308 or email shirleysdream@windstream.net for more information.
* Southern Memorial Day – Commemorating Confederate Dead will be held at the Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery on June 7; call (479) 824-3910 or email evergreen@pgtc.com for more information.
* Scott County Historical Marker Dedication will be held at the Scott County Courthouse in Waldron on June 7; call (479) 637-2155 for more information.
* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University speaking on the Arkansas home front during the Civil War at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on June 10; call (501) 676-6750 for more information.
* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Dr. Michael Dougan speaking about the Confederate government in Arkansas, will be held June 11 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.
* 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival, commemorating the emancipation of Arkansas’s enslaved people and the people who fought and died for the cause, will be held June 21 in El Dorado. Call (870) 639-3935 or email secondchance1514@hotmail.com for more information.
* Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, will be held June 21 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monroe County Courthouse in Clarendon from June 23 to July 6; call (870) 747-3802 for more information.
* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Philip McMath speaking about David O. Dodd when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on June 24; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.
* “We Must Stand or Fall Alone,” an exhibit of Arkansas Civil War History, will conclude its run at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena on June 30; call (870) 338-4350 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.