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IN THIS ISSUE:
ACWSC AWARDS SEVEN GRANTS FOR CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS
HISTORICAL MARKER APPROVED FOR NEVADA COUNTY
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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded seven grants totaling $11,958 for projects that will commemorate the war in the state, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
Recipients of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were:
· Northwest Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail/Heritage Trail Partners, $2,000 for battle of Cane Hill wayside exhibits
· Cross County Historical Society, $1,000 for the Cross County 150th Birthday/Civil War Celebration Week
· Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation, $1,908 for the sixth annual Red River Heritage Symposium
· Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, $2,000 for new entries on Civil War Arkansas
· Sevier County Historical Museum, $1,050 for “Hoo-Rah Days: Commemorating the Civil War”
· Mary Jean Sell, $2,000 for “Voices from Eureka Springs Silent City Cemetery Tour”
· Bobby Dandridge/Black Butterfly, Inc., $2,000 for “Southern Life in Pine Bluff, 1863-1900” film.
The deadline to apply for the next round of ACWSC grants is August 17, 2012. Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/grants.aspx, or can be requested by writing to ACWSC Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, sending an e-mail to email@example.com, or calling (501) 324-9880. For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/.
The ACWSC is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 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, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.
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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES NEVADA COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKER
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved an application for an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker in Nevada County, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
The historical marker will be located at Missionary Grove Baptist Church and will discuss the 1864 battle of Elkins’ Ferry and the nearby Cornelius Farm. The Nevada County Depot and Museum is sponsoring the marker.
Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the sesquicentennial commemoration in 2015.
The application for the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Historical Marker Program can be downloaded at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.
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.