Seminar to Address Arkansas's Civil War Legacy

27-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –AUGUST 27, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ACWSC, OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM TO HOLD SEMINAR ON LEGACY OF CIVIL WAR IN ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Old State House Museum will sponsor a seminar on the legacy of the Civil War on October 10 at the museum, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

“As we near the end of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we wanted to address the lingering influences of the war,” Dupree said. “Each of our speakers will look at different aspects of the war and how they continue to affect us today.”

Speakers at the “Legacy of Arkansas’s Civil War” will be:

* Dr. Elliott West of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on “Arkansas: Where One War's Edge Was Another War's Center”

* Dr. Mary Jane Warde, author of When the Wolf Came: The Civil War in the Indian Territory, on “’Scattered Like Leaves’: The Civil War Impact on Indian Territory's People”

* Dr. Carl Moneyhon of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on “Conflicting Civil War Memories and Cultural Divides in Arkansas”

* Dr. Jeannie Whayne of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on “The Civil War and the Burden of Arkansas History”

* Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University on “’How Free is Free?’: African Americans in Post-Civil War Arkansas”

* Dr. Kelly Houston Jones of Austin Peay University on “Women After the War: Profiles of Change and Continuity”

* Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University on “’What Is to Become of Us?’: The Postwar Lives of Major Figures in Civil War Arkansas”

Registration for the seminar is $15, which includes lunch. To register, contact Tanya Canada at (501) 683-2954 or Tanya@arkansasheritage.org. The deadline to register is Thursday, October 6.

For more information on this and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

The Old State House Museum is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and shares the goal of all seven Department of Arkansas Heritage agencies, that of preserving and enhancing the heritage of the state of Arkansas.

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 Department of Arkansas Heritage 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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