November 2015 Arkansas Civil War 150 Events Announced

30-Oct-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –OCTOBER 29, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A seminar on steamboats in the Civil War, a Civil War living history weekend, lectures and exhibits are among the November 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 November include:

* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta, featuring a lecture by Zach Baiboe on the Civil War monument to Confederate Women, will be held November 2 at the Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena on November 2; email armedic73@hotmail.com for more information.

* To Arms! To Arms! A Photographic Exhibit will be on display at the Boone County Library in Harrison from November 2 to 14; call (870) 426-3282 or email fisher.ruth43@yahoo.com for more information.

* As Much as the Water: How Steamboats Shaped Arkansas, a day-long symposium featuring sessions on steamboats in Civil War Arkansas, will be held November 5 at the Arkansas Studies Instiute in Little Rock; email kmlundgren@ualr.edu for more information.

* Civil War Weekend will be held November 7-8 at Historic Washington State Park; call (870) 983-2684 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* Grant County Marker Dedication will recognize a series of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers commemorating the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry on November 7 at Sheridan High School in Sheridan; call (870) 942-3135 or email roywilson@sheridanschools.org for more information.

* Historic Washington State Park Marker Dedication will be held at Historic Washington State Park and the Old Washington Cemetery on November 7; call (870) 983-2684 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* David O. Dodd, a lecture by Dr. Nancy Hendricks, will be held at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton on November 9; call (501) 778-4766 or email stevep@salinecountylibrary.org for additional information.

* Presidential Reconstruction: Rebuilding a Divided Nation, a lecture by Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will be held at the Newton House Museum in El Dorado on November 10; call (870) 862-9890 or email director@soarkhistory.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Perry County Historical Museum in Perryville from November 9-22; call (501) 889-5105 for more information.

* “The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the Civil War,” a lecture by Don Doyle of the University of South Carolina, will be held at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock on November 12; call (501) 683-5238 or email ghsteinsiek@gmail.com for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Drew Hodges speaking on Confederate General Nathan George “Shanks” Evans when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on November 24; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.

* “Batesville in the Civil War,” an exhibit on life in Batesville during the Civil War, will continue at the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville during November; call (870) 793-2121 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 November; 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 November; 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 November; 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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