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: Rev. David Wesley, January 8, 2015
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 Abraham Lincoln.



Officially Sanctioned EventBatesville Area Civil War Round Table presents: Scott Akridge , February 12, 2015
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 Scott Akridge- Civil War Activities in White County.



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 EventBatesville Area Civil War Round Table presents: Brian Brown , March 12, 2015
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 Brian Brown- "Scoundrels and Rogues of the Civil War."



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 EventWartime Cooking, April 11, 2015
CONTACT:
Bull Shoals-White River State Park
129 Bull Shoals Park
Bull Shoals, AR 72619
Ph: 870-445-3629
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/bullshoalswhiteriver/
bullshoalswhiteriver@arkansas.com

This event is free and open to the public. It will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
Meager rations and limited means proved a battle in camp kitchens across Arkansas during the Civil War. Join a park interpreter for a discussion and taste of meals borne of wartime resourcefulness.



Officially Sanctioned EventHistoric Powhatan School of the Lady, April 17, 2015 - April 19, 2015
CONTACT:
Powhatan Historic State Park
31 S 2nd St
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: (870) 878-0032
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/powhatancourthouse/
powhatan@arkansas.com

Registration Fee: $100

This two-and-a-half-day school focuses on teaching female living historians and reenactors the life of a Lady in 19th century America. Ladies will immerse themselves in Victorian-era Powhatan and create friendships that will last a lifetime!



Officially Sanctioned EventCivil War School Days, April 30, 2015 - May 1, 2015
CONTACT:
Powhatan Historic State Park
31 S 2nd St
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: (870) 878-0032
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/powhatancourthouse/
powhatan@arkansas.com

 $3 Students, $5 Adults, Teachers and Bus Drivers Free

Celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with an unforgettable learning experience! Students will join our staff of living historians to discover both the military and civilian sides of war as they explore the historic town site. During curriculum-based programs, students may visit an antebellum log cabin, see a cannon firing demonstration, taste Johnny cakes, tour the Arkansas History Commission’s “Fought in Earnest” exhibit, and much more! Reservations are required.



Officially Sanctioned EventFought In Earnest Exhibit, April 21, 2015 - May 3, 2015
CONTACT:
Powhatan Historic State Park
31 S 2nd St
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: (870) 878-0032
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/powhatancourthouse/
powhatan@arkansas.com

 
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Arkansas History Commission’s “Fought in Earnest” traveling exhibit contains fifteen free-standing banners that showcase 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.



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 EventBoats and Bayonets on the Black River, May 16, 2015
CONTACT:
Davidsonville Historic State Park
7953 Hwy 166 South
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Ph: 870-892-4708
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/olddavidsonville/
davidsonville@arkansas.com

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 1pm.
 
Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Arkansas and its watersheds during the Civil War. When the Union Army ousted the Confederates from their stronghold in Pocahontas, residents along the Black River were unwilling witnesses and participants in the conflict. Join a park interpreter for a half-hour presentation on this struggle followed by a cannon firing demonstration.



Officially Sanctioned EventCannon Firing Demonstration, May 24, 2015
CONTACT:
Lake Charles State Park
3705 Highway 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: 870-878-6595
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakecharles/
lakecharles@arkansas.com

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 1pm.
 
Celebrate Memorial Day with a boom! This national holiday originally honored Union and Confederate veterans, so join park staff as we fire off our Civil War cannon in honor of the holiday. We'll need some volunteers to help us, so you may even get to fire the cannon!



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 EventCannon Firing Demonstration, July 5, 2015
CONTACT:
Lake Charles State Park
3705 Highway 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: 870-878-6595
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakecharles/
lakecharles@arkansas.com

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 1pm.
 
Celebrate Independence Day with a boom! Join park staff as we fire off our Civil War cannon in honor of the holiday. We'll need some volunteers to help, so you may even get to fire the cannon!



Officially Sanctioned EventLife as an Arkansas Confederate Soldier , August 8, 2015
CONTACT:
Mammoth Spring State Park
U.S. 63 in Mammoth Spring
Mammoth Spring, AR 72554
Ph: 870-625-7364
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/mammothspring/
mammothspring@arkansas.com

This event is free and open to the public. It's from 12pm-2pm.
 
What was life like during the Civil War? Join living historians to learn about daily life for Arkansas’s Confederate soldiers. Meet near the ball field, and be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.



Officially Sanctioned EventSchool of the Soldier: Artillery, September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
CONTACT:
Powhatan Historic State Park
4414 Hwy 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
Ph: 870-878-6765
www.ArkansasStateParks.com/PowhatanCourthouse/
powhatan@arkansas.com

 
Registration Fee: $75

This two-day school focuses on artillery in mid-19th century America. Participants can immerse themselves in the Victorian Era and learn the skills needed for living and fighting during this tumultuous period. Classes will include period and modern artillery drills on full-scale cannon and mountain howitzer, artillery tools and implements, and uniform options. Rations will be included.

 



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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