December 2014 Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Announced

25-Nov-2014

11/25/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –NOVEMBER 25, 2014
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR DECEMBER 2014 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A re-enactment of the 1862 battle of Prairie Grove and exhibits are among the December 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 December include:
* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge until December 2;call (870) 759-4139 email jolive@wbcoll.edu for more information.
* Battle of Prairie Grove Re-enactment, commemorating the 152nd anniversary of a brutal December 7, 1862, battle, will be held December 6 and 7; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monticello Branch Library December 15 to January 4; call (870) 367-8483 for more information.
* “‘Freedom! Oh, Freedom’: Arkansas’s People of African Descent and the Civil War, 1861-1866”will continue through December; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.
* “Washington1864: Conflict on the Doorstep,” an exhibit on the capital of Confederate Arkansas in the final months of the Civil War, will continue at Historic Washington State Park through November; call (870) 983-2226 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.
For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.
The Arkansas Civil WarS esquicentennial 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.


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