September Arkansas Civil War 150 Events Announced

27-Aug-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –AUGUST 27, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—A Battle of Pea Ridge re-enactment, battlefield tours, artillery demonstrations, lectures and exhibits are among the September 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 August include:

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree speaking on the Battle of Reed’s Bridge at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on September 8; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additional information.

* Making Nature’s Medicines, an event focusing on the use of plants and herbs to treat patients during the Civil War, will be held September 9 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* School of the Soldier: Artillery, a training session on the use of artillery in the Civil War, will be held September 11-13 at Powhatan Historic State Park; call (870) 878-6765 or email powhatan@arkansas.com for more information.

* Artillery Demonstration will be held at Pea Ridge National Battlefield in Benton County on September 12 and 26; call (479) 451-8122 for more information.

* It’s in the Bag: Lunch and Learn will feature Mark Christ of the ACWSC speaking on “’An Eagle on his Button and a Musket on his Shoulder’: Black Regiments in Civil War Arkansas” on September 18 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.

* Pottsville Civil War Marker Dedication will be held at the Potts Inn Museum in Pottsville on September 19; call (479) 968-8369 or email pottsinn@gmail.com for more information.

* Civil War Collections, a display and discussion of Civil War artifacts, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on September 20; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* 2015 Re-enactment of the Battle of Pea Ridge/Elkhorn Tavern sponsored by the Arkansas Re-Enactors Educational Association to benefit Pea Ridge National Battlefield in Benton County will be held September 24-27; visit http://www.battleofpearidge.com/ for more information.

* National Public Lands Day will be celebrated at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park with free battlefield tours on September 26; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Winslow Museum in Winslow from September 28 to October 11; call (479) 634-3901 or email winslow.museum@yahoo.com for more information.

* .Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Dr. Bobby Roberts of the Central Arkansas Library System speaking on “’An Ultra and Stupid Conservatism Ruined Us’: Major General T.C. Hindman and the Defense of Arkansas” when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on September 29; 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 September; 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 September; 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 September; 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 September; 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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