January 2015 Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Announced






LITTLE ROCK—Lectures and exhibits are among the January 2015 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 January include:

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monticello Branch Library until January 4; call (870) 367-8483 for more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at the North Little Rock History Commission January 5-23; call(501) 371-0755 or email nlrhistory@comcast.netfor more information

* Batesville Civil War Round Table will feature Rev. David Wesley speaking on Abraham Lincoln on January 8 at the First Community Bank in Batesville; call (870)793-7725 or email mcmiller@ipa.netfor more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Nevada County Depot and Museum in Prescott from January 12 to February 8; call (870) 887-5821or email curator@depotmuseum.orgfor more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on January 13; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.netfor additional information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Richard Hartness speaking on Civil War soldier Robert S. Burke, will be held on January 21 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.orgfor more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Tom Ezell of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on January 27; email brianb1578@aol.comfor more information.

* Civil War Substitutions: Making Something from Nothing, a program on how Civil War civilians made do with what they had, will be held on January 31 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.comfor more information.

* Des Arc Rangers: Co. B, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, an exhibit on a Confederate unit raised in the area, will continue at Lower White River Museum State Park at Des Arc during January; call (870) 256-3711 or email lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.comfor more information.

* “Washington 1864: 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 during January; call (870) 983-2226 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.comfor more information.

* “‘Freedom! Oh, Freedom’: Arkansas’s People of African Descent and the Civil War, 1861-1866”will continue at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock duringJ anuary; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.comfor 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.

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