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August Arkansas Civil War 150 Events! ACWSC E-Newsletter

Friday, July 31, 2015

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IN THIS ISSUE:

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—Battlefield tours, artillery demonstrations, lectures and exhibits are among the August 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:

* Tour of Elkins’ Ferry Battlefield, featuring a bus tour of the 1864 battle site, dinner and a talk on preservation efforts at the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield in Jacksonville, will be held August 1 in Prescott; call (870) 887-2101 or email tclupper@pn.partnership.org for more information.

* Artillery Demonstration will be held at Pea Ridge National Battlefield in Benton County on August 1, 15 and 29; call (479) 451-8122 for more information.

* Empty Cupboards and Scarce Game, an event focusing on the hardships faced during the Civil War, will be held August 8 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* Life as a Confederate Soldier, a program on the daily life of the common soldier in the Civil War, will be held August 8 at Mammoth Spring State Park; call (870) 625-7364 or email mammothspring@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Cross County Library in Wynne through August 9; call (870) 238-3850 or email jpaul@crosscountylibrary.org for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will feature Dr. Bill Gurley speaking on “Yankee Bullets, Rebel Blood: The Remarkable Medical Casebook of Dr. Henry M. Dye, Confederate Surgeon in Arkansas” at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on August 11; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.net for additional information

* “Fought in Earnest,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at Lake Dardanelle State Park in Russellville August 11 to 25; call (479) 967-5516 or email lakedardanelle@arkansas.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 August 16; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” an exhibit on the effects of the Civil War on injured soldiers during and after the war, will be at Pea Ridge National Battlefield in Benton County through August 15; call (479) 451-8122 for more information.

* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature Jack Myers of the Delta Cultural Center speaking “The Bitter End: A Look at the Conclusion of the Civil War in Arkansas” when it meets at Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena on August 17; email armedic73@hotmail.com for more information.

* Tour of Moscow Church and Archeological Richness of Civil War Sites, featuring bus tours of an 1864 battle site and other local historic sites before dinner, will be held August 22 in Prescott; call (870) 887-2101 or email tclupper@pn.partnership.org for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial speaking on the experiences of a soldier from Wisconsin when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on August 25; 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 August; 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 August; 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 August; 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 August; 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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