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 Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at Faulkner County Museum in Conway, July 16, 2014 - July 29, 2014
CONTACT:
Faulkner County Museum
801 Locust Street Courthose Square
Conway, AR 72034
Ph: 501-329-5918
www.faulknercountymuseum.org
fcm@conwaycorp.net

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Faulkner County Museum in Conway, July 16-29, 2014. The Faulkner County Museum is open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 Faulkner County Museum, call 501-329-5918, emailfcm@conwaycorp.net, or visitwww.faulknercountymuseum.org. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or emailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



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 EventACWSC GRANT DEADLINES FOR 2014, August 15, 2014
CONTACT:
Angela Kubaiko
323 Center St., 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 August 15, 2014. The application must be in the office by 4:30 p.m. on 8/15/2014.



Officially Sanctioned EventHistoric Washington State Park presents: Music in the Park , August 16, 2014
CONTACT:
Historic Washington State Park
Washington
Washington, AR 71862
Ph: (870) 983-2226
http://www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com/
HistoricWashington@arkansas.com

Battle of the Bands Composition Competition is a new feature allowing musicians and soloists to compose and perform their own
original work using any American conflict as inspiration. Area judges will award prizes at the end of the eveningApplications for the
contest can be received by calling the Park Visitor Center at 870-983-2684. Applications to perform must be postmarked by July 25, 2014.

Learn more and apply for the music contest at http://bit.ly/musicintheparkcompetition.

Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to spread on the grounds of the 1874 Courthouse by 7:30 on concert dates. The gift shop will be open for
refreshments and Williams’ Tavern Restaurant will be open from 11 am – 7 pm for dining. For more information call 870-983-2684.



Officially Sanctioned EventOld State House presents: "Under Two Governments", August 16, 2014
CONTACT:
Old State House
300 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201
Ph: 501.324.9685
http://www.oldstatehouse.com/
info@oldstatehouse.org

“Under Two Governments,” a half-day seminar on Civil War
Arkansas in 1864, will be held at the Old State House in Little Rock on August 16.
The event is free and open to the public, but participants should register by calling Georganne Sisco at (501) 324-8641.
 
Agenda
 

9:00 a.m.

Introductions

 

9:15 a.m. 

Dr. Gary Joiner:The Camden Campaign: The Union Effort toCapture Shreveport

 

Break 10:00 a.m.

 

10:15 a.m . 

 Dr. Tom DeBlack:“SoundCommon Sense, Good Intentions, and Scrupulous Honesty”: Isaac Murphy and theUnionist Government in Civil War Arkansas


11:00 a.m.  

Dr. Michael B. Dougan:“The real sting of being an exile”: A SwanSong for Confederate Arkansas

 

11:45 a.m.

Question and Answer Session

 

Noon: Wrap-up.



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 EventSaline County Library presents: Civil War Dances of the Time Period, August 18, 2014
CONTACT:
Saline County Library
1800 Smithers Drive
Benton, AR 72015
Ph: 501-778-4766
www.saline.lib.ar.us/
stevep@salinecountylibrary.org

This event is free and open to the public.  It will begin at 6:30 pm.
 
Josh Williams, curator of Historic Washington State Park will bring a group of his staff to perform “Civil War Dances of the Time Period.”



Officially Sanctioned EventTaylor’s Creek and Mount Vernon Historical Marker Dedication, August 23, 2014
CONTACT:
St. Francis County Historical Society
Highway #1 North
Colt, AR 72326
Ph: 870-633-4778
stowns@semo.edu

Taylor’s Creek and Mount Vernon Historical Marker Dedication will take place at the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas branch in Colt.  It will begin at 10:00 am.  This event is free and open to the public. 



Officially Sanctioned EventMadison County Marker Dedication, August 26, 2014
CONTACT:
Janice Smith
204 West Main
Huntsville, AR 72740
Ph: 479-738-6607
cityclerk@huntsvillear.org

The Huntsville Massacre and Governor Isaac Murphy marker dedications will take place at 10 am at 204 West Main.  This event is free and open to the public. 



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
brianb1578@aol.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 Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War AR” Exhibit at Jacksonville Museum of Military History in Jacksonville, August 4, 2014 - August 28, 2014
CONTACT:
Jacksonville Museum of Military History in Jacksonville
100 Veteran’s Circle
Jacksonville, AR 72076
Ph: 501-241-1943
www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org
jaxmilmuseum@gmail.com

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History in Jacksonville, August 4 – 28, 2014. The museum hours are Monday to Friday 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 Jacksonville Museum of Military History, call 501-241-1943, emailjaxmilmuseum@gmail.com, or visitwww.jaxmilitarymuseum.org. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



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 EventACWSC Commission Meeting, September 24, 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, September 24, 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 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 Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, September 18, 2014 - October 13, 2014
CONTACT:
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia
100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71753
Ph: 870-235-4181
jmetro@saumag.edu

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Magale Library at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, September 18 – October 13, 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 Magale Library at Southern Arkansas University, call Julie Metro at 870-235-4181 or emailjmetro@saumag.edu. To schedule the free traveling
exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at
501-682-6900 or e-mail
state.archives@arkansas.gov.



Officially Sanctioned Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at Arkansas State University Mountain Home, October 17, 2014 - October 31, 2014
CONTACT:
Arkansas State University Mountain Home
1600 S College St
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Ph: 870-508-6208
tanderson@asumh.edu

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Dryer Hall FoyeratArkansas State University Mountain Home at 1600 S. College in Mountain Home, October 17 - 31, 2014. The exhibit will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 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 Arkansas State University Mountain Home, call Terri Anderson at 870-508-6208 or emailtanderson@asumh.edu. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



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 Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, November 6, 2014 - December 2, 2014
CONTACT:
Williams Baptist College
91 W. Fulbright Ave.
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Ph: 870-759-4139
jolive@wbcoll.edu

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Felix Goodson Library at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, November 6 –December 2, 2014. The library is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to midnight. 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 Williams Baptist College, call 870-759-4139 or emailjolive@wbcoll.edu. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



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 Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at College of the Ouachitas, Malvern, March 16, 2015 - April 14, 2015
CONTACT:
College of the Ouachitas in Malvern
One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
Ph: 501-332-0208
mharper@coto.edu

“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at the Learning Resource Center/Library at the College of the Ouachitas, One College Circle, Malvern, March 16 – April 14, 2015. The
COTO Learning Resource Center/Library is open Monday – Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 Learning Resource Center/Library at College of the Ouachitas, call 501-332-0208 or emailmharper@coto.edu. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



Officially Sanctioned EventFort Lincoln Wild Game Heritage Dinner, April 18, 2015
CONTACT:
Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest
corner of Hazel and Ash streets
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 501-944-5414
carnold@quinstreet.com

2nd Annual Southern Heritage Wild Game Dinner on April 18th at 5:30pm 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 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 EventLiving History School Days, May 1, 2015
CONTACT:
Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest
corner of Hazel and Ash streets
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 501-944-5414
carnold@quinstreet.com

May 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old DVB School Grounds

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 2, 2015
CONTACT:
Arnold Family Foundation and Delta Cultural Center
710 E. Sycamore St.
DeValls Bluff, AR 72041
Ph: 870-998-2005
http://www.arnoldfamilyfoundation.org/
carnold@quinstreet.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
 
Admission is free and open to the public.



Officially Sanctioned Event“Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas” Exhibit at Powhatan Historic State Park, April 21, 2015 - May 3, 2015
CONTACT:
Powhatan Historic State Park
4414 Hwy 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: 870-878-6765
www.ArkansasStateParks.com/PowhatanCourthouse/
powhatan@arkansas.com

Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” a traveling exhibit produced by the Arkansas History Commission, will be at Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan, April 21 – May 3, 2015. 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 Powhatan Historic State Park, call 870-878-6765, emailpowhatan@arkansas.com, or visitwww.ArkansasStateParks.com/PowhatanCourthouse/. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your institution, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or e-mailstate.archives@arkansas.gov.



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 Cross County Library, July 27, 2015 - August 9, 2015
CONTACT:
John Paul Myrick
410 E Merriman
Wynne, AR 72396
Ph: 870.238.3850
jpaul@crosscountylibrary.org

The library is open from 9am-8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  It's open from 9am-5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. 
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 at robinphelps@sbcglobal.net or 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 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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