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

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.

ACWSC Traveling Exhibit

You can learn about other Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events at click here.

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Officially Sanctioned EventLakeport Legacies: Slave Life in Chicot County: Toil and Resistance on the River, August 28, 2014
Lakeport Plantation
601 Highway 142
Lake Village, AR 71653
Ph: 870.265.6031

Lakeport Legacies: Slave Life in Chicot County: Toil and Resistance on the River

presented by Kelly Jones, University of Arkansas (Ph.D. Candidate)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

5:30 pm · Refreshments & Conversation

6:00 pm · Program

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP to this FREE Event

870.265.6031 or
In the antebellum period Chicot County's economy was dominated by slavery and cotton. The labor of slaves, who cleared vast forests
and cultivated cotton, helped make Chicot County one of the wealthiest places in the Unites States. Slave life in the peculiar institution was complex; while not free, slaves developed their own culture, married, worshiped and, at times, sought the freedoms they were denied. 
Kelly Jones, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arkansas, will explore
the world of slaves and slavery in Chicot County through court records, the census, newspapers and WPA narratives.

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

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

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 Event152nd Commemoration of the Battle of Helena, March 14, 2015
Delta Cultural Center
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Ph: 870-592-0079

This event is free and open to the public.  The event will begin at 2pm.
152nd commemoration of the Battle of Helena reenactment.  All infantry and cavalry are encouraged to participate.  Artillery is by invitation only.  The battle will take place on the historic battlefield.  The reenactment will cover 1.5 miles of original battlefield.  The climax of the event will be the Confederate charge on the historic Battery C and the reproduction of Fort Curtis. All usual amenities will be provided to participants.  Authenticity guidelines will be distributed.

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

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 Cross County Library, July 27, 2015 - August 9, 2015
John Paul Myrick
410 E Merriman
Wynne, AR 72396
Ph: 870.238.3850

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 or visit There is no charge
for the exhibit, though exhibitors are responsible for returning it to the AHC
office in Little Rock.

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