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 EventBatesville Area Civil War Round Table presents: Scott Lien, September 11, 2014
CONTACT:
Batesville Area Civil War Round Table
1325 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501
Ph: 870--793-7725
mcmiller@ipa.net

This event is free and open to the public. 
 
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Rider Room in the First Community Bank in Batesville. 
 
The topic of September's lecture will be: Scott Lien--The Confederate Cabinet's Treasurer:  Christoph Gustave Memminger



Officially Sanctioned EventBatesville Area Civil War Round Table presents: Drew Hodges, October 9, 2014
CONTACT:
Batesville Area Civil War Round Table
1325 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501
Ph: 870--793-7725
mcmiller@ipa.net

This event is free and open to the public. 
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Rider Room in the First Community Bank in Batesville. 
The topic of September's lecture will be announced. 



Officially Sanctioned EventMount Comfort Cemetery Historical Marker Dedication, October 12, 2014
CONTACT:
Mount Comfort Cemetery
3316 W. Mount Comfort Road
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Ph: 479-422-7544
henbestfarms@gmail.com

The marker dedication will begin at 2pm. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.



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 EventBatesville Area Civil War Round Table presents: Mark Christ , November 13, 2014
CONTACT:
Batesville Area Civil War Round Table
1325 Harrison St
Batesville, AR 72501
Ph: 870--793-7725
mcmiller@ipa.net

This event is free and open to the public. 
The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Rider Room in the First Community Bank in Batesville. 
 
The topic of the lecture will be Mark Christ--Queen City was a Helpless Wreck:  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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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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