FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 12, 2015
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE
ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES LAFAYETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Lafayette, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The marker, which is sponsored by the Lewisville Lions Club, will commemorate Civil War activities in Lafayette County and the African American legislators who represented Lafayette County during Reconstruction. The marker will be placed at a roadside picnic area on Highway 29 north of Lewisville.
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 Bradley, Calhoun, Hot Spring, Howard, Lawrence, Montgomery, Polk and Sharp.
To date, 122 markers in 67 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.
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