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.

ACWSC Traveling Exhibit

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

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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.



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 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 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 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 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. 

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