Calendar of Events

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will sanction suitable events and activities throughout Arkansas during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, 2011-2015. During the time leading up to the sesquicentennial, the ACWSC website will include a calendar of Civil War-related events taking place around the state.

If you have an event you would like included in the ACWSC calendar of events, please fill out the logo-use form below. Questions? Send an e-mail to acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.

Logo Use Request

The Commission has established procedures under which activities to be held between 2011 and 2015 will be permitted to display the Commission logo as officially sanctioned Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events. Please click here for a copy of the ACWSC logo use request form and here for a copy of the ACWS logo use procedures guidelines. The ACWSC logo is a registered trademark and can be used only with the written permission of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Events that have received permission to use the ACWSC logo are marked with the Commission logo on the list below.

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Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Shawn Fisher, April 22, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
I-430 and Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72227
Ph: 5013279222
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

The event will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the 2nd Presbyterian Church located at I-430 and Cantrell.
 
Shawn Fisher, History professor at Harding University, will provide a lecture entitled The Spencer Rifle



Officially Sanctioned EventBrown Bag Lunch Lecture: Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition, April 23, 2014
CONTACT:
Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501.324.9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

The program is free and open to the public.  It begins at noon. Each month the Old State House Museum hosts a lunch time lecture programs with distinguished Arkansans and historians on various topics. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch. Most Brown Bags are held in the Supreme Court Chamber in the East Wing of the building.

Racial Atrocities During the Camden Expedition: Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army into southwest Arkansas in the spring of 1864 to join another army in Louisiana and invade Texas. He never made it past Camden and barely made it back to Little Rock. The Camden Expedition was marred by racial atrocities by both sides, in fighting at Poison Spring, Marks’ Mills and Jenkins’ Ferry. This program will present evidence of the atrocities from accounts by both Union and Confederate soldiers.


Mark Christ is community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage He joined the AHPP in 1990 after eight years as a professional journalist. A 1982 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he received his Master’s degree in 2000 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council and is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association. He has written and edited several books, including “Rugged and Sublime” The Civil War in Arkansas, Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, “Getting Used To Being Shot At”: The Spence Family Civil War Letters, “All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell”: The Civil War, Race Relations and the Battle of Poison Spring, “The Earth Shook and Trees Trembled”: Civil War Arkansas 1863-1864, “The Die is Cast: Arkansas Goes to War, 1861,” and Civil War Arkansas, 1863: The Battle for a State, which won the 2010 Douglas Southall Freeman Award.



Officially Sanctioned EventCenter for AR Culture & History in Education and College of Ouachitas presents:Dr. Marvin Schultz, April 24, 2014
CONTACT:
Center for AR Culture and History in Education and College of the Ouachitas
One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
Ph: 501.332.0247
mschultz@coto.edu

The program will provide a brief overview of some of the significant events and individuals involved in the Civil War in general and then will focus on the Red River Campaign and the Camden Expedition.  Period music will be incorporated into the presentation, and contemporary photographs will be used to illustrate the points under discussion.  A question and answer period will conclude the hour.  The presenter is Marvin Schultz, who holds a doctorate in U.S. History, and the commentator is Dr. Trey Berry.  A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 AM. 
 
In conjunction with the formal event, artifacts retrieved from Jenkins Ferry, pertinent books, drawings, and other printed items will be on display.  The event will begin at noon.  It is free and open to the public.
 



Officially Sanctioned EventMacArthur Museum of AR Military History presents: Roy Wilson, April 24, 2014
CONTACT:
MacArthur Museum of AR Military History
503 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Ph: 501-376-4602
www.arkmilitaryheritage.com/
smcateer@littlerock.org

"The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry" lecture by Roy Wilson.  Roy Wilson will present a lecture on the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry and its importance in the Camden Expedition.  Wilson will focus on the decisions and people that caused the battle to occur when and how it did.  Pictures of the battle's location in the Saline River bottoms and individual stories of participants are highlighted. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.  It will begin at 7 p.m.



Officially Sanctioned Event“Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at University of Arkansas, March 31, 2014 - April 25, 2014
CONTACT:
Mullins Library
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Ph: 479-575-7311

“Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Mullins Library on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, March 31-April 25, 2014. The exhibit chronicles major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865 through images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings, and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials, and civilians from 1861 to 1865.

For more information about the exhibit at the University of Arkansas, call 479-575-7311 or email jrh022@uark.eduTo schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mail state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Hours for theMullins Library at the University of Arkansas: Mon-Thur 7 am -2 am Friday, 7 am - 6 pm Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm Sunday, 12 pm - 2 am



Officially Sanctioned EventSCV Shaver Camp #1655 of Jonesboro presents: Mann Marker Dedication, April 26, 2014
CONTACT:
SCV_Shaver Camp #1655 of Jonesboro
TBA
St. Francis, AR 72401
Ph: 870-926-2985
danny@honnoll.com

Military Marker Dedication for Pvt. William W. Mann
It will be on Arkansas and the Civil War as well as the life and times of Pvt WM Mann of the 5thArk Infantry unit ._Events took place 150 years ago.  We will have an honor detail and cannon to fire three vollies, Honnoll will perform his sward drill, and a flag will be foled in honor Of Pvt. W. M. Mann.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  This event will begin at 2pm.



Officially Sanctioned EventFort Lincoln Wild Game Heritage Dinner, April 26, 2014
CONTACT:
Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest
corner of Hazel and Ash streets
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 501-944-5414
carnold@quinstreet.com

1st annual Southern Heritage Wild Game Dinner on April 26th at 5:30
pm at the Old gym on hazel st in DeValls Bluff. There will be live music
provided by Preservation Theory, Scott Quimby, Pastor of First Baptist Church Stuttgart. Guest speaker Dr. Jim Lagrone. Dyan Bonhert will speak about food during the Civil War. Tickets will be sold for this event. Tickets are $10.00 per person, under 8 years of age free. 



Officially Sanctioned EventBattle of Jenkins Ferry Sesquicentennial Commemoration & Reenactment, April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
CONTACT:
Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield
Hwy 46/1511 S. Rose
Sheridan, AR 72150
Ph: 870-942-2936
friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com

This event will take place April 26-April 27.
 
Reenactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be children's activities such as corn-dolly and ragdoll making.  Many local craftpersons such as a blacksmith will be on site giving demonstrations. 



Officially Sanctioned EventACWSC Commission meeting, April 30, 2014
CONTACT:
ACWSC
900 W Capitol Ave #100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501-324-9880
http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com
angela@arkansasheritage.org

The next Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, in the Bessie B. Moore Conference room in the Arkansas State Library in Little Rock. The meeting is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventOld State House Museum presents: Brown Bag Lecture Series, April 30, 2014
CONTACT:
Old State House Museum
300 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: (501) 324-9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

This event begins at noon, and is free and open to the public.  Drinks will be provided. 

The topic of the lecture is The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry.
The Camden Expedition's Jenkins' Ferry battle comes alive with events and pictures of today's battlefield locations of the battle on April 29 and 30, 1864, as General Steele's retreat from Camden was caught by the Confederates at the Saline River. Join us as stories and struggles of the personalities involved are shared marking the exact Sesquicentennial moments of the battle.   

Roy Wilson is in his 40th year of service to the Sheridan Schools, having taught Arkansas and American history and government classes for over three decades.  Currently he serves as the district's Gifted and Talented/Advanced Placement Coordinator, and is a member of the Central Office Administrative Team.  Wilson is the author of SHERIDAN AND GRANT COUNTY, published in 2012, as part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Series.  In 1998, his work detailed
the life story of his teacher mentor, Wilma Stephens Thornton, longtime
Grant County teacher, in Where the Roses Never Fade.  During his
career in education, Wilson has received twelve teaching awards, including three national and six statewide awards.  In 2002 he was selected Walmart's Arkansas Teacher of the Year.  Previously, he received the State Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Outstanding American History Teacher award.  One of his economics units earned first place in the nation sponsored by the National Council of Economic Education.  A graduate of Glenwood High School, he holds the B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees from Henderson State University.  All his ancestors once resided in southern Grant County and northern Dallas County, whose stories of hardship fueled a lifelong interest in local history. 



Officially Sanctioned EventCamden Expedition Historical Marker Dedication, May 3, 2014
CONTACT:
Kay Tatum
503 E. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Ph: (501) 529-3802
kay.tatum@yahoo.com

This event is free and open to the public.  It begins at 1 p.m.

The Camden Expedition (March 23 – May 3, 1864) represented a lost opportunity for the Confederates in Arkansas to turn the Civil War in its favor. In the spring of 1864, Union General, Frederick Steele received orders to march south to Shreveport and join Federal armies coming from Louisiana under General Nathaniel Banks. Their combined forces planned to launch an invasion of Texas as part of the Red River Campaign. The Arkansas component of his plan was known as
the Camden Expedition.
The Red River Campaign proved to be a terrible loss for the Union troops. Steele’s troops seized the river port city of Camden on April 15, but evacuated less than two weeks later after suffering defeats at Poison Spring and Marks’ Mills.  His army narrowly averted capture at Jenkins’ Ferry before returning to the Arsenal Building at Little Rock on May 3 1864, after what was called
“forty days of disaster”.
 
The Camden Expedition Marker is a project of the General T. J. Churchill Chapter #1373 United Daughters of
the Confederacy. This project is supported
in part by grants from the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the Arkansas Humanities Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional financial assistance provided by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Mr. Ron Fuller and Mr. John Tatum.
 
Please join us for the 150thCommemoration of the Camden Expedition. 



Officially Sanctioned EventPine Bluff's 175th Anniversary, May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
CONTACT:
April Layher
Downtown Pine Bluff and Regional Park
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Ph: 870-209-7906
alayher@cityofpinebluff.com

This event is free and open to the public with the exception of the Gala event.  The prices are: $50 per ticket and $25 for students.
 
May 2 - evening.  Music on Main Street event. 
 
May 3 - 10AM History themed parade, Civil War and Black History displays with reenactors, Civil War artillery demostrations with reeenactors, history themed children's activities, and antique plane flyovers.
 
May 3 - evening 7PM Ticketed gala with dinner and music. 



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Crossett Public Library, April 21, 2014 - May 4, 2014
CONTACT:
library
1700 Main Street
Crossett, AR 71653
Ph: 870-364-2230
http://www.crossett.lib.ar.us/
david@crossett.lib.ar.us

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.

The Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, on Wednesday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, and on Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission to the exhibit is free.



Officially Sanctioned EventLegacies and Lunch presents: Mark Christ, May 7, 2014
CONTACT:
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501-918-3033
www.cals.org
kchagnon@cals.org

This event will be held at the Darragh Center in the Main Library on the first floor.  This event is free and open to the public.  This event begins at noon.
 
Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly lecture series presented by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System. On May 7, 2014, Mark Christ will speak at Legacies & Lunch about a book published by Butler Center Books which Mr. Christ edited entitled "This Day We Marched Again: A Union Soldier's Account of War in Arkansas and the Trans-Mississippi," which is the diary of a German immigrant who served on the Civil War and saw combat in this area.

Speaker Mark Christ is Community Outreach Director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association. Christ was named a 2013 recipient of the Civil War Trust's State Preservation Leadership Award, and Christ’s most recent nonfiction book “Civil War Arkansas 1863” was recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Worthen Prize, awarded by the Central Arkansas Library System.



Officially Sanctioned EventLiving History School Days, May 9, 2014
CONTACT:
Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest
corner of Hazel and Ash streets
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 501-944-5414
carnold@quinstreet.com

May 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old DVB School Grounds
 
All schools are invited
 
Early evening prayer service at Rhodes Park
 
Movie night at the Community Center
 
This event is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventSchool Days, May 9, 2014
CONTACT:
Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation
572 Sycamore St
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 501-944-5414
carnold@quinstreet.com

This event is an excellent opportunity for students and others to learn about Civil War history in Prairie County and engage in other educational activities! Here are some of the highlights for this year:

1)     Over 50 Civil War re-enactors and history
makers will participate;

2)     Re-enactors will have a canon firing
demonstration;

3)     A Fingerprint ID station will be at
the event;

4)     A Civil War “Doctor” will talk about
medical treatment of soldiers;

5)     A Civil War “Embalmer” will explain
the process of embalming;

6)     Museum artifacts will be on display.

Also, lunch will be served free of charge! Please RSVP to Billy White, Director at 501-516-6064 with a count of those that will be attending. Be sure to let us know how many will want the
free lunch, including teachers and bus drivers! We look forward to your participation!



Officially Sanctioned EventFort Lincoln Freedom Fest, May 10, 2014
CONTACT:
Arnold Family Foundation and Delta Cultural Center
710 E. Sycamore St.
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 870-998-2005
http://www.arnoldfamilyfoundation.org/
info@arkansastoothpick.com

This event will feature educational programming and entertainment for all ages.  Event will include:
 
Artillery and Infantry

demonstrations
 
Educational projects
 
skirmish
 
tours of original fortifications in Devalls Bluff

Music

vendors

arts and crafts

Event location: Devalls Bluff Community Center

Time: 9am-7PM

Free admission



Officially Sanctioned EventACWSC and CALS presents: "War in the 60s", May 11, 2014
CONTACT:
ACWSC
100 River Market Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: (501) 324-9886
http://www.cals.org/ron-robinson-theater.aspx
acwsc@arkansasheritage.org

“War in the 60s,” a film by Jack Hill. Arkansas was the strategic linchpin in the Trans-Mississippi Civil War, controlling access to Missouri and the Indian Territory and the abundant resources west of the Mississippi River. The late Jack Hill, an award-winning journalist and documentarian, explored the events that took place in the increasingly savage fighting in Arkansas and the people who experienced it.
“War in the 60s” will debut at the Ron Robinson Theater at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, and the documentary will be followed by a question and answer session with filmmaker Dale Carpenter and historians Thomas DeBlack and Mark Christ. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Central Arkansas Library System. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9886 or emailacwsc@arkansasheritage.org for more information.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of the Delta presents: Dyan Bohnert, May 12, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
corner of Perry and Pecan Streets
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: (870) 338-4350
paula@arkansasheritage.org

Civil War Foodways

Dyan Bohnert, living historian

The meeting begins at 6 P.M. at the Beth El Heritage Hall and is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventGrand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Shawn Fisher, May 13, 2014
CONTACT:
Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
215 Front St SW
Lonoke, AR 72086
Ph: (501) 676-6750
www.ipa.net/~jack5/?
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

Shawn Fisher will present a program on Civil War Body Armor.

The event will be at the Lonoke County Museum at 7:00 P.M. It is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventACWSC GRANT DEADLINES FOR 2014, May 16, 2014
CONTACT:
Angela Kubaiko
324 Center Street, Suite 1500
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501-324-9880
http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com
angela@arkansasheritage.org

The deadline for grant applications is 4:30 p.m. on May 16, 2014. The application must be in the office by 4:30 p.m. on 5/16/2014.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Wooster/ Roadrunners Extension Homemakers Club, May 12, 2014 - May 25, 2014
CONTACT:
Emily Harris
11 Wilson Farm Road
Wooster, AR 72058
Ph: 501.733.2409
http://www.cityofgreenbrierar.com/
Emily@AR-Al.com

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The exhibt will be available for viewing during normal City Hall hours. There is no admission fee.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Brian Brown, May 27, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
I-430 and Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72227
Ph: 501-327-9222
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

The event will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the 2nd Presbyterian Church located at I-430 and Cantrell.
 
Brian Brown will provide a lecture on Shiloh.



Officially Sanctioned EventSouthern Memorial Day – Commemoration of Confederate Dead, June 7, 2014
CONTACT:
Southern Memorial Association
12284 Ervan Beeks Road
Farmington, AR 72730
Ph: 479-824-3910
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arsma/
evergreen@pgtc.com

Southern Memorial Day – Commemoration of the Confederate Dead

Join the Southern Memorial Association during its annual memorial ceremony to commemorate the over 600 Confederate dead buried in Arkansas’ largest, only Confederate cemetery. The ceremony will include a guest speaker, live music, a re-enactor gun salute, and placement of flowers at the monument by children and the officers of the Southern Memorial Association.
 
LOCATION:

Confederate Cemetery
514 East Rock Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

TIME:
Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:00 am
 
ADMISSION:
Free



Twenty-Fifth North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, June 6, 2014 - June 7, 2014
CONTACT:
Shirley J. Gray
Leslie and Marshall, AR
Leslie, AR 72645
Ph: 870-448-3308
www.ancestorfair.us
shirleysdream@windstream.net

Twenty-fifth North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

SIDE SHOWS 
Friday, June 6, 2014
SESSION I:
Ozark Heritage Arts Center, Leslie $7.50

8:30 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: The Coming of the Civil War by Mark Christ, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Researching & Accessing Civil War
Collection, Special Collections, University of Arkansas–Fayetteville Timothy G Nutt, Head of Special Collections, University of
Arkansas Libraries

11:00 a.m.–12:00: Civil War Resources at Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Brian Robertson, Butler Center, Central Arkansas Library
System

SESSION II: Ozark Heritage Arts Center $7.50

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Civil War Holdings –Center for ArkansasHistory & Culture Dr Colin Woodward, Center for Arkansas History and Culture,
UALR

2:30 p. m.–3:30 p.m.: Searcy County 1864: Union Raids, Guerrillas, Refugees James J Johnston, Searcy County Historical Society

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: MIXER DINNER
Petit Jean Co-op, Airport Road, Marshall $10.00

Saturday, June 7, 2014

ANCESTOR FAIR: Marshall Civic Center (Air Conditioned): Zack
Road

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: Providers set up

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: ANCESTOR FAIR (Free)

Genealogical Swap Meet:

No registration required for any event. Just show up; we’ll make a place for you.

Contact: Shirley J. Gray 870-448-3308;
shirleysdream@windstream.net



Officially Sanctioned EventGrand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Tom DeBlack, June 10, 2014
CONTACT:
Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
215 Front St SW
Lonoke, AR 72086
Ph: (501) 676-6750
www.ipa.net/~jack5/?
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

Tom DeBlack will present a program on the Arkansas Homefront.

The event will be at the Lonoke County Museum at 7:00 P.M. It is free and open to the public.



Brown Bag Lunch Lecture presents: Michael Dougan , June 11, 2014
CONTACT:
Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501.324.9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

The program is free and open to the public.  It begins at noon. Each month the Old State House Museum hosts a lunch time lecture programs with distinguished Arkansans and historians on various topics. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch. Most Brown Bags are held in the Supreme Court Chamber in the East Wing of the building.
 
Michael Dougan will speak on the Confederate government in Arkansas.
 
Michael B. Dougan hails from Neosho, Mo. His BA was from Southwest Missouri State College and his doctorate from Emory University. He taught at Arkansas State University from 1970 to 2005. The author of books and articles on various fields  Arkansas history.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Yellville Chamber of Commerce, June 2, 2014 - June 15, 2014
CONTACT:
Joe Batterton
414 West Third Street
Yellville, AR 72687
Ph: 870-449-4676
http://www.yellville.com/
chamber@yellville.com

 
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war. The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council is in charge of distribution
Chamber of Commerce Hours:  10 am - 3 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Admission is free.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Philip McMath , June 24, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
I-430 and Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72227
Ph: 5013279222
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

The event will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the 2nd Presbyterian Church located at I-430 and Cantrell.
 
 Philip McMath, an attorney, will provide a lecture entitled David O. Dodd.



Delta Cultural Center presents: We Must Stand or Fall Alone, September 14, 2013 - June 30, 2014
CONTACT:
Delta Cultural Center
141 Cherry St.
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: (870) 338-4350
http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com/
info@deltaculturalcenter.com

“We Must Stand or Fall Alone,” opening on Saturday, September 14, explores what the Civil War really looked and felt like in Arkansas; and uses women’s journals, slave narratives, letters from soldiers, uniforms and weapons to tell that story. It was a gritty, harsh reality for those living through a war that saw approximately 700,000 killed in combat and that largely defined what the United States would strive to be in the future—a free country for all its citizens. The exhibit will be available at the DCC until June 30, 2014. The exhibit is produced in collaboration with the Historic Arkansas Museum.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Clarendon Courthouse, June 23, 2014 - July 6, 2014
CONTACT:
Jimmy Rogers
270 Madison Street
Clarendon, AR 72029
Ph: 870-747-3802

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 
The courthouse is open Monday - Friday, 8-4:30 p.m. There is no admission fee for the exhibit.



Officially Sanctioned EventGrand Prairie Civil War Roundtable presents: Mark Christ, July 8, 2014
CONTACT:
Rick Meadows
215 Front St SW
Lonoke, AR 72086
Ph: (501) 676-6750
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

This meeting will feature a lecture by Mark Christ. The topic is to be announced at a later date.

Speaker Mark Christ is Community Outreach Director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. He is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council, and is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association. Christ was named a 2013 recipient of the Civil War Trust's State Preservation Leadership Award, and Christ’s most recent nonfiction book “Civil War Arkansas 1863” was recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Worthen Prize, awarded by the Central Arkansas Library System.
 
This event will begin at 7P.M.  It is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventGrand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Mark Christ, July 8, 2014
CONTACT:
Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
215 Front St SW
Lonoke, AR 72086
Ph: (501) 676-6750
www.ipa.net/~jack5/?
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

Mark Christ will present a program on Gen JO Shelby & Summer ‘64.

The event will be at the Lonoke County Museum at 7:00 P.M. It is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Tom DeBlack, July 22, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
I-430 and Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72227
Ph: 5013279222
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

The event will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the 2nd Presbyterian Church located at I-430 and Cantrell.
 Tom DeBlack, professor at Arkansas Tech, will provide a lecture entitled Conditions on the Home front.



Officially Sanctioned Event8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium: “Conflict at the Doorstep”, July 26, 2014
CONTACT:
Historic Washington State Park
PO Box 129
Washington, AR 71862
Ph: (870) 983-2684
http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com
HistoricWashington@arkansas.com

Civil War Red River Heritage Symposium Series
 
Historic Washington State Park is holding its 8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium on July 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. This year the symposium will focus on the Civil War battles that happened directly in the Great Bend Region of the Red River.
 
A Teachers Workshop and luncheon will be offered in the morning on resources for the classroom for studying the beginning years of the Civil War. The cost is $15 per person if you would like to attend the workshop.
 
We also encourage you to attend the symposium. The cost is $30 which includes supper. If you attend both we are offering a discount price of $40. A total of 6 credit hours can be earned by teachers attending the event.
 
Please register with the park by July 23, 2014.  

ADMISSION: 
Teacher Workshop: $15
Symposium: $30 (includes supper)
Both Workshop & Symposium: $40



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Clark County Historical Museum, July 14, 2014 - July 27, 2014
CONTACT:
Clark County Historical Museum
750 South 5th Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Ph: 870-230-1360
http://www.clarkcountyhistory.org/museum.asp
kinnisonp@obu.edu

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war. The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council is in charge of distribution.
HOURS: 10 AM - 3 PM Wednesday through Friday and 10 AM to Noon on Saturday. There is no admission fee but donations are gladly accepted..

 



Officially Sanctioned EventBrown Bag Lunch Lecture: “The Queen City Was a Helpless Wreck”: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ’64, August 7, 2014
CONTACT:
Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501.324.9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

The program is free and open to the public.  It begins at noon. Each month the Old State House Museum hosts a lunch time lecture programs with distinguished Arkansans and historians on various topics. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunch. Most Brown Bags are held in the Supreme Court Chamber in the East Wing of the building.

“The Queen City Was a Helpless Wreck”: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ’64. Following the defeat of Arkansas’s Union army in the spring 1864 Camden Expedition, Confederate Gen. Joseph O. Shelby led his troops north of the Arkansas River with the dual mission of forcing the
bushwhackers and deserters infesting northeast Arkansas into the army and disrupting Federal operations in the White River Valley and along the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. Shelby pursued his mission with enthusiasm, to say the least.
 
Mark Christ is community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage He joined the AHPP in 1990 after eight years as a professional journalist. A 1982 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he received his Master’s degree in 2000 from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council and is a member of the board of trustees of the Arkansas Historical Association. He has written and edited several books, including “Rugged and Sublime” The Civil War in Arkansas, Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, “Getting Used To Being Shot At”: The Spence Family Civil War Letters, “All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell”: The Civil War, Race Relations and the Battle of Poison Spring, “The Earth Shook and Trees Trembled”: Civil War Arkansas 1863-1864, “The Die is Cast: Arkansas Goes to War, 1861,” and Civil War Arkansas, 1863: The Battle for a State, which won the 2010 Douglas Southall Freeman Award.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of the Delta presents: Dr. Bill Gurley , August 11, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
corner of Perry and Pecan Streets
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: (870) 338-4350
paula@arkansasheritage.org

Civil War Medicine

Dr. Bill Gurley, author and professor, Pharmaceutical
Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The meeting begins at 6 P.M. at the Beth El Heritage Hall
and is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County, August 4, 2014 - August 17, 2014
CONTACT:
Heritage House Museum
819 Luzerne Street
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Ph: 870-867-4422
museum@hhmmc.org
http://hhmmc.org/contact.html

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 
Our Hours....
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 
Closed
Saturday & Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of Arkansas presents: Mark Christ, August 26, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas
I-430 and Cantrell
Little Rock, AR 72227
Ph: 5013279222
rmeadows@aaamissouri.com

The event will begin at 7PM and is free and open to the public.  It will take place at the 2nd Presbyterian Church located at I-430 and Cantrell.
 
Mark Christ will provide a lecture entitled J.O. Shelby's Summer of '64.
 
Mark Christ is community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage  He has written and edited several books, including “Rugged and Sublime” The Civil War in Arkansas, Sentinels of History: Reflections on Arkansas Properties Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, “Getting Used To Being Shot At”: The Spence Family Civil War Letters, “All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell”: The Civil War, Race Relations and the Battle of Poison Spring, “The Earth Shook and Trees Trembled”: Civil War Arkansas 1863-1864, “The Die is Cast: Arkansas Goes to War, 1861,” Civil War Arkansas, 1863: The Battle for a State, which won the 2010 Douglas Southall Freeman Award, "Today We Marched Again," and "I Do With This Cruel War Was Over."



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie, September 8, 2014 - September 21, 2014
CONTACT:
Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
921 East 4th Street
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Ph: 870-673-7001
http://grandprairiemuseum.org/

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.


Admission is free to the public, and is open the following hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Legal Holidays and the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie will be closed on some National Holidays, please call for more information.




Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Texarkana Public Library, September 29, 2014 - October 12, 2014
CONTACT:
Texarkana Public Library
600 West Third Street
Texarkana, TX 75501
Ph: 903-794-2149
http://www.txar-publib.org/
acoleman@cableone.net

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.

The exhibit will be at the Texarkana Public Library and available for viewing during normal operating hours. Admission is free.
HOURS
Mon - Thrs 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the City of Walnut Ridge, October 20, 2014 - November 2, 2014
CONTACT:
Sue Hilburn
300 West Main Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Ph: 870-886-6638
wrcityhall@att.net

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The Exhibit will be available for viewing during normal operation hours.



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War Roundtable of the Delta presents: Dr. W. Stuart Towns , November 10, 2014
CONTACT:
Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
corner of Perry and Pecan Streets
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: (870) 338-4350
paula@arkansasheritage.org

Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor

Dr. W. Stuart Towns, author and recently retired professor
and chairman of the Department of Communication Studies, Southeast Missouri State University

The meeting begins at 6 P.M. at the Beth El Heritage Hall
and is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Faulkner County Museum, November 10, 2014 - November 23, 2014
CONTACT:
Faulkner County Museum
801 Locust Street
Conway, AR 72032
Ph: 501-329-5918
http://faulknercountymuseum.org/
fcm@conwaycorp.net

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The museum is open Monday - Thursday, 9-4 pm. Admission to the exhibit is free.



Officially Sanctioned EventAnniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment, December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014
CONTACT:
PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
506 East Douglas Street
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Ph: 479-846-2990
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield/
prairiegrove@arkansas.com

Anniversary Battle of Prairie Grove Reenactment

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 

December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014   9 am - 3 pm

Meeting Place: Park Grounds

Admission: Free, Parking $5 on park grounds

The park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove. The battle, fought on December 7, 1862, saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day, with about 2,700 killed, wounded, or missing.  Every even-numbered year, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park hosts a battle reenactment.

Both days:

9 a.m. - All camps open to public, each day.

1 p.m. - Presentation marking 151st anniversary of the battle, each day.

Saturday:
5 p.m. - All camps closed to public, last self-guided tour ends.

7 p.m. - Period Dance in the Latta Barn

Sunday:
 
10 a.m. - Period church service at log church & Catholic mass at the Jim Parks Shelter
3 p.m. - Closing of all encampments to public.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Monticello Branch Library, December 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015
CONTACT:
library
107 South Jackson
Monticello, AR 71655
Ph: 870-367-8483
www.youseemore.com/seark

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The library hours are: Mon- Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm and Sat. 9 am - 2 pm. Admission is free.



Officially Sanctioned EventOld State House Museum presents: Brown Bag Lecture Series, January 21, 2015
CONTACT:
Old State House Museum
300 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: (501) 324-9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

This event begins at noon. It is free and open to the public.  Drinks will be provided. 
 
RICHARD L. HARTNESS, SR. is a native of Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas. He graduated from Wynne High School (1962) and Arkansas State University (BS-1968, MA-1978). He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Heritage Studies at Arkansas State University, where he is researching information on the first tenured Black professors in Arkansas colleges and universities.  He developed an interpretive plan for the WWII Japanese-American Relocation Center at Jerome, Arkansas. And, he recently contributed portions of the narrative for a Civil War Sesquicentennial marker at historic Wittsburg, Arkansas, as well as the entire narrative found on the Tri-County Corner marker on CR 800 (on the St. Francis River near Parkin), where Poinsett, Crittenden, and St. Francis counties came together before Cross County was formed.
 
Mr. Harness will present a lectrue on Robert Sander Burke.  (1823-1894)

Robert S. Burke was one of fourteen children born to William L. Burke and Elizabeth B. (Sanders) Burke in North Carolina. The family moved to Georgia for a short time before making their home in Pickens County, Alabama. While in Georgia, Robert became a surveyor, and family tradition says he came to Arkansas in the early 1840s with a team of
federal surveyors sent to lay out township and range lines in the young state. Montgomery County was created in 1842, and Robert served as their county surveyor from 1852 to 1866.[NOTE: Incidentally, his two surveyor’s transits are now in the possession of the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas.]
 
    In December 1849 he married Elizabeth Ann Morrow, whose family had migrated to the state from Indiana. The couple settled in Gap Township, Montgomery County, for the first seventeen years of their
marriage, then in 1866 moved to Colbath Township, Clark County, an area taken from Clark County in 1873 and styled “Clark Township” of Pike County. Then, from 1880 to 1882 Robert was the Pike County surveyor. The Burkes would have a total of eleven children from 1850 to 1877, while he surveyed and conducted subsistence farming to support his growing family.

       During the Civil War he was elected Captain of a group of Montgomery County mounted volunteers, initially called “Burke’s Company,” and by war’s end was mustered into Confederate service as Company “B,” Newton’s 10thArkansas Cavalry Regiment. This unit, as so many others like it, was composed primarily of boys too young for conscription and older men, who may have served on active duty in other units before joining local “home guard” militias.

     In November 1894 he was thrown by his snake-spooked horse, suffered a fractured hip, caught pneumonia and died. His widow, Elizabeth would live another four years before she passed away.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits: Nevada County Depot & Museum, January 12, 2015 - February 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Nevada County Depot & Museum
403 W First Street S
Prescott, AR 71857
Ph: 870.887.5821
www.depotmuseum.org/
curator@depotmuseum.org

The museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays 10a.m.-4p.m. Admission is free.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war. The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council is in charge of distribution.

To request “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” to come to your town, contact the Arkansas Humanities Council atrobinphelps@sbcglobal.netor visithttp://www.arkhums.org/What/resource-center.html. There is no charge
for the exhibit, though exhibitors are responsible for returning it to the AHC
office in Little Rock.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits: Arkansas State University - Mountain Home, February 2, 2015 - February 15, 2015
CONTACT:
Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
1600 College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Ph: (870) 508-6100
www.asumh.edu/
tanderson@asumh.edu

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war. The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council is in charge of distribution.

To request “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” to come to your town, contact the Arkansas Humanities Council atrobinphelps@sbcglobal.netor visithttp://www.arkhums.org/What/resource-center.html. There is no charge
for the exhibit, though exhibitors are responsible for returning it to the AHC
office in Little Rock.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits: Bradley House Museum, February 27, 2015 - March 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Bradley House Museum
403 W Clark
Jasper, AR 72641
Ph: 870.446.6247
http://newtoncountyar.com/bhouse.html
history@ritternet.com

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war. The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council is in charge of distribution.

To request “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” to come to your town, contact the Arkansas Humanities Council atrobinphelps@sbcglobal.netor visithttp://www.arkhums.org/What/resource-center.html. There is no charge
for the exhibit, though exhibitors are responsible for returning it to the AHC
office in Little Rock



Officially Sanctioned Event151st Anniversary of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne's Death , March 14, 2015
CONTACT:
SCV_Cleburne Camp #1433 of Pine Bluff
1801 Holly Street
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: 870-926-2985
danny@honnoll.com

30th Annual Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial in this 150th year of his death. Col. W. Danny Honnoll of the 30th AR Inf CSA living historian will be the key note speaker. There will be Reenactors and SCV members in Civil War period Clothes for this event. Re-enactors will fire muskets and artillery in salute of one of Arkansas’ best Generals during the Civil War. The program will reflect on Cleburne life and his accomplishment both in civilian life and military life. The ceremony will take place at the Confederate Cemetery at the back of Maple Hill Cemetery north of Helena. Sponsors of event SCV Cleburne, Shaver and Seven Generals.
This event will begin at 12pm.  It is free and open to the public. 



Officially Sanctioned EventThe Sultana Exhibit visits Marion, March 6, 2015 - March 25, 2015
CONTACT:
Diane McAdoo
Bella Vista Commons #3 2895 Hwy 77
Marion, AR 72364
Ph: 870-739-6041
chamber@marionarkansas.org

The Sultan Exhibit - an exhibit compiled by ASU Professor Louis Intres depicting the worst maritime disaster in American History will be available for viewing  at the Bella Vista Commons #2895 Hwy. 77, Marion. The exhibit is free and available for viewing 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat and
1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. March 6 - 25, 2015. 



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area , March 16, 2015 - March 29, 2015
CONTACT:
Hobbs State Park
20201 East Highway 12
Rogers, AR 72756
Ph: 479-789-5000
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/hobbsstateparkconservationarea/
hobbs@arkansas.com

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The Exhibit is free and open to the public.

Hours of Operation:
VISITOR CENTER OPEN ALL YEAR

Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Officially Sanctioned EventPRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK ANNUAL PARK DAY, April 4, 2015
CONTACT:
PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
508 E. Douglas
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Ph: 479-846-2990
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield/
prairiegrove@arkansas.com

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK ANNUAL PARK DAY
 
April 4, 2015 9 am - 1 pm

Meeting Place: Hindman Hall Visitor Center

Admission: Free

Looking for a way to give of your time and talents? Be a volunteer to help clean up the battlefield and grounds by picking up litter along park tour roads and trails, raking leaves, repairing and replacing split rail fences, cleaning historic buildings, and maintaining our historic gardens vegetable and herb gardens. Some tools will be provided. Please bring gloves and tools if possible. Coffee, water, and snacks will be provided. Volunteers receive a "Park Day" t-shirt, and will have the opportunity to hear a local historian discuss the significance of this site. Everyone is invited, including scouts, church groups, reenactors, families, and individuals. Note: Groups, please call ahead so we can be prepared for you. Contact the park for further information or read more about
the Civil War Trust atwww.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/
.





Officially Sanctioned EventAnnual Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day in Arkansas, April 4, 2015
CONTACT:
W. Danny Honnoll, Chief of Staff, Arkansas Division
Arkansas Capital Grounds, NE Corner
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 870-926-2985
http://arkansasscv.org/
info@arkansastoothpick.com

 
Annual Arkansas Division; Sons of Confederate Veterans – Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day

Event location:
Arkansas Capital Ground next to the Confederate Monument on the NE Corner of Capital Ground.
Date:
April 4, 2015
Time:
11 am
Price:
free

 
This annual event is emphases the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War and the men that fought and died from Arkansas.  Also it will be observing Confederate Flag Day in with this event. 
 
At 11 am the names of the fallen will be read by members of the  Arkansas Division SCV.  The will event will have plenty of photo opportunities and period music.   Numerous individuals will be in period attire. Ladies in mourning attire will lay flowers at the Confederate Monument.  Each year a different keynote speaker to give a speech to the gathering.  There will be a three volley gun salute to the fallen of Arkansas.

Honoring the Dead:

The names of Arkansas soldiers who died during the war years of 1861-1865 will be read at the Confederate monument located at the northeast corner of the capitol grounds. A bell will be rung following each name.

      An estimated 60,000 Arkansawers enlisted in Confederate units and that at least 6,800 are known to have been killed or died of disease during the War. Some of the approximately 2,500 names of those dead will be read during the ceremony.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Museum of Regional History, April 6, 2015 - April 19, 2015
CONTACT:
Jamie Simmons
219 N. State Line Avenue
Texarkana, AR 75504
Ph: 903-793-4831
http://www.texarkanamuseums.org/
information@texarkanamuseums.org

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.
The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
Museum of Regional History Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 4 pm.
Large groups of 20+ are asked to call ahead.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Randolph County Heritage Museum, April 27, 2015 - May 10, 2015
CONTACT:
Randolph County Heritage Museum
106 East Everett
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Ph: 870-892-4056
http://randolphcomuseum.org/
kpmuseum@hotmail.com

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 
The museum hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Admission is free.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Alpena, May 18, 2015 - May 31, 2015
CONTACT:
Bobbie Bailey
111 East Hwy 62
Alpena, AR 72611
Ph: 870-437-2272

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 
The exhibit will be at the Alpena City Courthouse and available for viewing during normal operating hours. There is no admission charge.



Officially Sanctioned EventSouthern Memorial Day – Commemoration of Confederate Dead, June 6, 2015
CONTACT:
Southern Memorial Association
12284 Ervan Beeks Road
Farmington, AR 72730
Ph: 479-824-3910
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arsma/
evergreen@pgtc.com

Southern Memorial Day – Commemoration of the Confederate Dead

Join the Southern Memorial Association during its annual memorial ceremony to commemorate the over 600 Confederate dead buried in Arkansas’ largest, only Confederate cemetery. The ceremony will include a guest speaker, live music, a re-enactor gun salute, and placement of flowers at the monument by children and the officers of the Southern Memorial Association.
 
LOCATION:

Confederate Cemetery
514 East Rock Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701

TIME:
Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:00 am
 
ADMISSION:
Free



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Hope Visitor Center and Depot Museum, June 1, 2015 - June 28, 2015
CONTACT:
Hope Visitor Center and Depot Museum
Hope Visitor Center and Depot Museum
Hope, AR 71801
Ph: 870.722.2580
vic-depot@hopearkansas.net

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 
To request “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” to come to your town, contact the Arkansas Humanities Council atrobinphelps@sbcglobal.netor visithttp://www.arkhums.org/What/resource-center.html. There is no charge
for the exhibit, though exhibitors are responsible for returning it to the AHC
office in Little Rock.



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Texarkana Welcome Center, July 6, 2015 - July 19, 2015
CONTACT:
Melissa Adams
10000 I-30 East
Texarkana, AR 71854
Ph: 870.777.4301
http://www.arkansas.com/welcome-centers/texarkana.aspx
melissa.a.adams@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
The exhibt will be available for viewing during normal Welcome Center hours. There is no admission fee.



Officially Sanctioned Event9th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium: “The World Turned Upside-down”, July 25, 2015
CONTACT:
Historic Washington State Park
PO Box 129
Washington, AR 71862
Ph: (870) 983-2684
http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com
HistoricWashington@arkansas.com

Civil War Red River Heritage Symposium Series
 
Historic Washington State Park is holding its 9th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium on July 25, 2015 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. This year the symposium will focus on the concluding year of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction in the Great Bend Region of the Red River. 
 
A Teachers Workshop and luncheon will be offered in the morning on resources for the classroom for studying the beginning years of the Civil War. The cost is $15 per person if you would like to attend the workshop.
 
We also encourage you to attend the symposium. The cost is $30 which includes supper. If you attend both we are offering a discount price of $40. A total of 6 credit hours can be earned by teachers attending the event.
 
Please register with the park by July 22, 2015.  
 
ADMISSION: 
Teacher Workshop: $15
Symposium: $30 (includes supper)
Both Workshop & Symposium: $40



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits the Winslow Museum, September 28, 2015 - October 11, 2015
CONTACT:
Winslow Museum
108 Winslow Blvd.
Winslow, AR 72959
Ph: 470-634-3901
winslow.museum@yahoo.com

9/28 – 10/11/15  at the Winslow Museum
 
The exhibit is available for viewing during normal operating hours. FREE

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas , 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.

 



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Perry County Historical Museum, November 9, 2015 - November 22, 2015
CONTACT:
Perry County Historical Museum
408 Main Street
Perryville, AR 72126
Ph: 501-889-5105
http://www.perrycountyhistoricalmuseum.org/Home_of_the_Perry_County_Hi.html
Kathy.Rankin@arkansas.gov

 

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, in cooperation with the Old State House Museum and the Arkansas Humanities Council, now offers “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” a traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war.

The ACWSC created the text and located the images for the exhibit, the Old State House Museum designed and built it, and the Arkansas Humanities Council will be in charge of distribution.
 



Officially Sanctioned EventChristmas Open House - Civil War Living History Weekend At Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, December 5, 2015 - December 6, 2015
CONTACT:
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
506 E. Douglas
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Ph: 479-846-2990
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/prairiegrovebattlefield/
prairiegrove@arkansas.com

Christmas Open House - Civil War Living History Weekend

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 

December 5, 2015 - December 6, 2015

9 am - 3 pm

Meeting Place: Park Grounds

Admission: Free

Christmas will be in the air as in the days of the Civil War at Prairie Grove Battlefield. While food is cooking in the Latta House kitchen, members of the local Wool & Wheel Handspinners Guild & the Dogwood Lace groups will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, and lace making. There will be guided tours through the historic Latta and Morrow houses. Various military drills, camp life, and other
living history activities will be included throughout the weekend at various times and locations. Presented by volunteers & NW 15th Ark Infantry.



 



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