November 2014 Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Announced

28-Oct-2014

10/28/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –OCTOBER 28, 2014
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2014 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A major exhibit on African Americans in the Civil War, a Civil War weekend at the wartime Confederate capital, lectures and exhibits are among the November 2014 activities the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned, ACWSC ChairmanTom 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/.
“‘Freedom! Oh, Freedom’: Arkansas’sPeople of African Descent and the Civil War, 1861-1866” will open with a reception at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on November 14 and will run through December 31, 2015. Call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.
Other Civil War sesquicentennial events during November include:
* Civil War Weekend will be held November 1-2 at Historic Washington State Park, which housed the Confederate government in the latter part of the war; call (870) 983-2226 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.
* Civil War Exhibit, featuring Civil War artifacts and exhibit panels, will be available bya ppointment at the Prairie County Historical Museum in DeValls Bluff November 1-29; call (870) 256-5171 or email debbiecook01@yahoo.com for more information.
* Historical Marker Dedication for ACWSC markers commemorating the Civil War in Faulkner County will be held November 1 at the Faulkner County Museum in Conway; call (501) 336-7423 or email rebekahbilderback@gmail.com for more information.
* Civil War Display featuring Civil War-era artifacts will be available at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library November 1-30; call (870) 926-0966 or email captj42@sbcglobal.net for more information.
* Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Death of General Patrick R. Cleburne will be held November 1 at the Whole Hog Restaurant in Little Rock; call (870) 879-1150or email orry2@aol.com for more information.
* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge November 6 to December 2; call (870) 759-4139 email jolive@wbcoll.edu for more information.
* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will hold a fundraiser with the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke featuring portrayals of local Civil War personalities November 8 at the museum; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additionalinformation
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Walnut Ridge City Hall through November 9; call (870) 886-6638 email wrcityhall@att.net formore information.
* Civil War Round Table of the Delta will feature Dr. W. Stuart Towns speaking on “Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor” at Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena on November 10; call (870) 338-4350 or email paula@arkansasheritage.org for moreinformation.
* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Faulkner County Museum in Conway November 10-23; call (501) 329-5198 email fcm@conwaycorp.net for more information
* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on Arkadelphia’s Spence Family during the Civil War, will be held on November 13 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.
* Batesville Civil War Round Table will feature Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on “The Queen City was a Helpless Wreck: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ‘64” on November 13 at the First Community Bank in Batesville; call (870) 793-7725 or email mcmiller@ipa.net for more information.
* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Glen Schwarz speaking on Confederate General Patrick Cleburne when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on November 25; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.
* “Washington 1864: Conflict on the Doorstep,” an exhibit on the capital of ConfederateArkansas in the final months of the Civil War, will continue at Historic Washington State Park through November; call (870) 983-2226 or email HistoricWashington@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 PreservationProgram. 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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