March Arkansas Civil War 150 Events Announced

25-Feb-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –FEBRUARY 25, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR MARCH 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A re-enactment of the Battle of Helena, a Civil War play, lectures and exhibits are among the March 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 March include:

* Civil War Roundtable of Hot Springs Village will feature Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on the battle of Arkansas Post on March 2; call (501) 922-0367 or email joropo@suddenlink.net for more information.

* Sultana Exhibit depicting the 1865 disaster on the Mississippi River will be on display at the Bella Vista Commons in Marion March 6 through 25; call (870) 739-6041 or email chamber@marionarkansas.org for more information.

* 22nd Annual Camden Daffodil Festival featuring Civil War re-enactors and tours of antebellum homes will be held March 6 and 7 in Camden; email cfreeland@cablelynx.com or visit www.camdendaffodilfestival.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Bradley House Museum at Jasper through March 8; call (870) 446-6247 or email history@ritternet.com for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature Stuart Towns speaking on Civil War memorialization at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on March 10; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additional information.

* Batesville Area Civil War Roundtable will present Brian Brown speaking on “Scoundrels and Rogues of the Civil War” on March 12 in Batesville; call (870) 793-7725 or email mcmiller@ipa.net for more information.

* Arkansas Chamber Singers will present “Music of the Civil War Era” March 13 through15 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; email info@ar-chambersingers.org for more information.

* Ozarks Arts Council will feature “Shenandoah: The Musical” March 13 through 22 in Ozark; call (870) 391-3504 or email vallen@ozarkartscouncil.org for more information.

* General Patrick Cleburne Memorial Service will be held March 14 at the Helena Confederate Cemetery in Helena-West Helena; email danny@honnoll.com for more information.

* Battle of Helena Re-Enactment will be held March 14 at Helena-West Helena; call (870) 592-0079 or email ronald@arkansasheritage.org for additional information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Hobbs State Park/Conservation Area in Rogers March 16-29; call (479) 789-5000 or email hobbs@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern March 16 to April 14; call (501) 332-0208 or email mharper@coto.edu for more information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Dr. Carl Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey speaking on recent Civil War Archeology will be held on March 18 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* Watersheds of War, programs on how the Arkansas River system affected events and people in the Civil War, will be presented at the Plantation Agriculture Museum at Scott on March 21; call (501) 961-1409 or email plantationagrimuseum@arkansas.com for additional information.

* We Are All Americans: Native Americans in the Civil War will be held on March 28 at Toltec Mounds State Park; call (501) 961-9442 or email toltecmounds@arkansas.com for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Ron Kelly of the Delta Cultural Center speaking on the Battle of Helena when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on March 31; 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 March; 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 March; 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 State Park in Des Arc, will continue during March; 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.

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