October 2015 Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events Announced

30-Sep-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR OCTOBER 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A seminar on the legacy of the Civil War in Arkansas, battlefield tours, artillery demonstrations, lectures and exhibits are among the October 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 October include:

* Frontier Days in Logan County, featuring commemorations of the Civil War fighting at Haguewood Prairie, will be held October 3 in Paris; call (479) 963-2244 or email pariscoc@gmail.com for more information.

* Artillery Demonstration will be held at Pea Ridge National Battlefield in Benton County on October 10; call (479) 451-8122 for more information.

* The Legacy of Arkansas’s Civil War, a day-long seminar on the continuing impact of the Civil War on Arkansas, which will be the final event sponsored by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, will be held October 10 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Winslow Museum in Winslow through October 11; call (479) 634-3901 or email winslow.museum@yahoo.com for more information.

* Action at Ashley Station Marker Dedication will be held October 12 at Carlisle City Hall in Carlisle; email debbiecook01@yahoo.com for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature Dr. John House of the Arkansas Archeological Survey speaking on the excavation of a Civil War gravesite in Helena at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on October 13; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additional information.

* Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Annual Event, featuring living historians and nineteenth-century activities, will be held October 17 at the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield in Jacksonville; call (501) 259-1959 or email reedsbridgebattlefield@yahoo.com for additional information.

* Skirmishes at Roseville Marker Dedication will be held as part of Main Street Ozark’s Square Gathering Festival on October 17 in Ozark; call (501) 667-5337or email mainstreetozark@centurytel.net for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Phillip Leigh speaking on his book “Trading with the Enemy” when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on October 20; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.

* Keeping House and Home Together: Experiences of a Confederate Wife, an event focusing on the home front during the Civil War, will be held October 24 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* Haunted Night on the Battlefield, featuring tours, vendors and folklore, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on October 24; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.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 October; 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 October; 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 October; 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 October; 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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