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 Event8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium: “Conflict at the Doorstep”, July 26, 2014
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 8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium on July 26, 2014 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. This year the symposium will focus on the Civil War battles that happened directly 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 23, 2014.  

ADMISSION: 
Teacher Workshop: $15
Symposium: $30 (includes supper)
Both Workshop & Symposium: $40



Officially Sanctioned Event8th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium: "Conflict at the Doorstep", July 26, 2014
CONTACT:
Historic Washington State Park
Washington
Washington, AR 71862
Ph: 870-983-2284
www.historicwashingtonstatepark.com/
josh.williams@arkansas.gov

This symposium will focus on the Red River Campaign in the Grest Bend Region during the Spring of 1864. An admission fee of $30 is required for general attendance, with an additional fee to attend the teacher's workshop.
 
The speakers are: Vicky Betts, Independant Historian- Camp Ford POW Camp in Tyler, Texas
 
Dr. Gary Joiner, Louisiana State University at Shreveport- Red River Campaign in Louisiana
 
Dr. Bill Gurley, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock- Medical Journal of Confederate Surgeon Henry M. Dye
 
Jack Waugh, Independant Historian- Life of Samual B. Maxey



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 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 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 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 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 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

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