Civil War sesquicentennial events

Civil War sesquicentennial events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — August 2011 events sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission include lectures, exhibits, and re-enactments, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during June are:



* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC’s traveling exhibit, will be displayed at Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren August 1-21; call (479) 262-6020 or (479) 262-2750 for more information.

* Legacies at Lunch: “War Stories: Independence County’s Civil War,” a lecture by ACWSC member George Lankford, will be held at the Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System on August 3; call (501) 320-5717 or email kheller@cals.org for more information.

* Arkansas History Commission Seminar, including several Civil War sessions, will be held August 6 at Powhatan Historic Courthouse State Park in Powhatan; call (870) 878-6521 or email lisa.perry@arkansas.gov for details.

* Confederate History Weekend and Cannon Firing Demonstration, featuring a re-enactor encampment and artillery demonstration at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on August 13; call (479) 846-2990 or email holly.houser@arkansas.gov for information.

Union vs. Confederacy Pea Ridge Civil War Battle Reenactment, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas




Union vs. Confederacy Pea Ridge Civil War Battle Reenactment, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas


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* “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” a traveling exhibit of the National Museum for Civil War Medicine, will be on display at the University for Medical Sciences from August 15 to September 24; George Wunderlich, the museum’s executive director, will make a presentation on August 15. Call (501) 686-6733 or email saaramandae@uams.edu for additional information.

African-American Troops Mustered Out of the Union Army at Little Rock, Arkansas after the Civil War




African-American Troops Mustered Out of the Union Army at Little Rock, Arkansas after the Civil War


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* Civil War Symposium: “Civil War Battles, the Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them, and the Weapons They Used” will be held August 20 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock ; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.


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