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

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Officially Sanctioned EventFriends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield Meeting, April 15, 2014
CONTACT:
Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield
622 S Rock St
Sheridan, AR 72150
friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com

Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield Meeting

These meetings are free and open to the public.

6:30 pm -Cotija's Mexican Restaurant in Sheridan.



Officially Sanctioned EventOuachita County Historical Society presents:150th anniversary of the Occupation of Camden , April 14, 2014 - April 19, 2014
CONTACT:
Ouachita County Historical Society
Camden/Poison Springs
Camden, AR 71701
Ph: 870-818-3565
http://www.ouachitacountyhistoricalsociety.org/
ochs2003@sbcglobal.net

During the week of April 14th Ouachita County will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Occupation of Camden, Arkansas and the Battle of Poison Springs. All scheduled events will be free to the public.

Monday April 14th through Saturday April 19th Civil War Exhibit at the Leake Ingham Building next to the McCollum Chidester House. 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

Letters and Memoirs of the Civil War, Monday April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Presented on the outdoor stage at Historic Postmaster’s Grill. Costumed re-enactors will share the experiences of the inhabitants of Camden during the Civil War.

Occupation of Camden, Friday April 18th from 9:00 a.m. Until 5:00 p.m. And Saturday April 19th from 9:00 a.m. Until 12:00 p.m. Location will be on Washington Street and California Avenue in Camden Troops will be camped on Washington Street near homes that were occupied during the war. Costumed re-enactors will tell the stories of families who lived through the occupation. Visit with the soldiers and learn of the life of a soldier during the war.

Free showing of the movie “Glory “Friday April 18th, 6:30 p.m. at SAU Tech’s Ross Center on California Avenue in Camden.

Battle of Poison Spring, Saturday April 19that 2:00 p.m. Location
will be Poison Spring State Park, Chidester, Arkansas. Union and Confederate soldiers will re-enact the Battle of Poison Spring.

Closing Ceremony Saturday April 19that 6:30 p.m.
 
Location Coleman Stadium, Camden Arkansas

The closing ceremony will include choirs, presenting music of the Civil War speakers and a commemoration of the soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Poison Spring.



Officially Sanctioned EventBattle of Jenkins Ferry Sesquicentennial Commemoration & Reenactment, April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
CONTACT:
Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield
Hwy 46/1511 S. Rose
Sheridan, AR 72150
Ph: 870-942-2936
friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com

This event will take place April 26-April 27.
 
Reenactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be children's activities such as corn-dolly and ragdoll making.  Many local craftpersons such as a blacksmith will be on site giving demonstrations. 



Officially Sanctioned EventPine Bluff's 175th Anniversary, May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014
CONTACT:
April Layher
Downtown Pine Bluff and Regional Park
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
Ph: 870-209-7906
alayher@cityofpinebluff.com

This event is free and open to the public with the exception of the Gala event.  The prices are: $50 per ticket and $25 for students.
 
May 2 - evening.  Music on Main Street event. 
 
May 3 - 10AM History themed parade, Civil War and Black History displays with reenactors, Civil War artillery demostrations with reeenactors, history themed children's activities, and antique plane flyovers.
 
May 3 - evening 7PM Ticketed gala with dinner and music. 



Officially Sanctioned EventTraveling Exhibit visits Crossett Public Library, April 21, 2014 - May 4, 2014
CONTACT:
library
1700 Main Street
Crossett, AR 71653
Ph: 870-364-2230
http://www.crossett.lib.ar.us/
david@crossett.lib.ar.us

 

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 is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, on Wednesday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, and on Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission to the exhibit is free.



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 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 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 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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