FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 16, 2015
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE
ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HISTORICAL MARKERS
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Hot Spring and Polk counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The approved markers are:
* Rockport Crossing/Camden Expedition, commemorating the Union army crossing the Ouachita River during the 1864 Camden Expedition. Sponsored by the Center for Arkansas Culture and History in Education, the City of Malvern and the Ouachita River Park Commission, the marker will be placed at the Ouachita River Park in Malvern.
* Potts Family in the Civil War, commemorating the Civil War activities of the residents of Potts Inn. Sponsored by the Pope County Historical Foundation, the marker will be placed at Potts Inn in Pottsville.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Calhoun, Howard, Lawrence, Polk and Sharp.
To date, 127 markers in 70 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.