June 2015 Arkansas Civil War 150 Events

18-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –MAY 28, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR JUNE 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A remembrance of Confederate casualties, an ancestor fair, lectures and exhibits are among the June 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 June include:

  • “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Hope Visitor Center and Depot Museum June 1-28; call (870) 722-2580 or email vic-depot@hopearkansass.net for more information.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on “A State of Perfect Anarchy: The End of the War in Arkansas,” will be held on June 2 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.
  • Southern Memorial Day – Commemoration of Confederate Dead will be held June 6 at the Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery; call (479) 824-3910 or email evergreen@pgtc.com for additional information.
  • Battle of Ditch Bayou, featuring information on the Civil War on the Mississippi River and the 1864 fight near Lake Village, will be held at Lake Chicot State Park June 6; call (870) 265-5480 or email lakechicot@arkansas.com for more information.
  • Twenty-sixth North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, featuring sessions on writing and researching the Civil War, will be held on June 5-6 at the Marshall Civic Center in Marshall; call (870) 448-3308 or email shirleysdream@windstream.net for more information.
  • Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature R.D. Keever speaking on “Austin, Arkansas, During the Civil War and the Lost Pioneer Cemetery” at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on June 9; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additional information.
  • Johnson County Civil War 150 Marker Dedication will be held at the Johnson County Courthouse in Clarksville on May 14; contact mhodge1@centurytel.net for more information.
  • “Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom” will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on June 20; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.
  • Civil War Collections, a display and discussion of Civil War artifacts, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on June 21; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.
  • Spinning and Lace Making, featuring demonstrations of how clothing was made during the Civil War era, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on June 28; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.
  • Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Hank Simmons speaking on Confederate money and bonds when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on June 30; email brianb1578@aol.com for 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 June; call (870) 256-3711 or email lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.com for 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 during June; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.
  • War on the Water: Gunboats on the White River, an exhibit at Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc, will continue during June; call (870) 256-3711 or email lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.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.

 

(30)


Linking Policy