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Arkansas Civil War 150 Markers! January Events! ACWSC E-Newsletter

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Welcome to the e-newsletter of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Newsletters will be sent out periodically to keep readers up to date on recent activities of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which is housed in the Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to a friend.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

ACWSC APPROVES CONWAY, HEMPSTEAD, ASHLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL MARKERS

JANUARY ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR 150 EVENTS ANNOUNCED

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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES FOUR NEW HISTORICAL MARKERS

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has approved applications for Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers in Conway, Hempstead and Ashley counties, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The newly approved marker markers are:

* Conway County in the Civil War/Murder of John Clayton, sponsored by Plumerville United Methodist Church to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops raised in the county and the Reconstruction-era murder of a Republican politician; it will be located adjacent to the United Methodist Church in Plumerville

* Confederate State Capital, sponsored by Historic Washington State Park to commemorate Washington’s time as the Confederate seat of government; it will be located at the 1836 Hempstead County Courthouse in the park

* Hempstead County in the Civil War, sponsored by the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation to commemorate Confederate troops and politicians from the county; it will be located in the Washington Cemetery

* Third Arkansas Infantry Regiment, sponsored by the Col. Francis Vivian Brooking Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, to commemorate a Confederate infantry unit raised in the area; it will be located at the Ashley County Courthouse in Hamburg.

Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program, the ACWSC works with local partners to help tell the stories of how the Civil War affected communities around the state. The Commission hopes that there will be at least one marker in each of the state’s 75 counties by the end of the commemoration in 2015. Counties that currently do not have Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers are Bradley, Calhoun, Craighead, Crawford, Franklin, Fulton, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Randolph, Sevier and Sharp.

To date, 99 markers in 58 counties have been approved. Marker applications are available at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/markers.aspx.

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2015 ANNOUNCED

LITTLE ROCK—Lectures and exhibits are among the January 2015 activities the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned, 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/.

Civil War sesquicentennial events during January include:

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monticello Branch Library until January 4; call (870) 367-8483 for more information.

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be at the North Little Rock History Commission January 5-23; call (501) 371-0755 or email nlrhistory@comcast.netfor more information

* Batesville Civil War Round Table will feature Rev. David Wesley speaking on Abraham Lincoln on January 8 at the First Community Bank in Batesville; call (870) 793-7725 or email mcmiller@ipa.netfor more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Nevada County Depot and Museum in Prescott from January 12 to February 8; call (870) 887-5821 or email curator@depotmuseum.orgfor more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table will meet at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on January 13; call (501) 676-6750 or email misslata@sbcglobal.netfor additional information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Richard Hartness speaking on Civil War soldier Robert S. Burke, will be held on January 21 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.orgfor more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Tom Ezell of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on January 27; email brianb1578@aol.comfor more information.

* Civil War Substitutions: Making Something from Nothing, a program on how Civil War civilians made do with what they had, will be held on January 31 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.comfor more information.

* Des Arc Rangers: Co. B, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, an exhibit on a Confederate unit raised in the area, will continue at Lower White River Museum State Park at Des Arc during January; call (870) 256-3711 or email lowerwhiterivermuseum@arkansas.comfor more information.

* “Washington 1864: Conflict on the Doorstep,” an exhibit on the capital of Confederate Arkansas in the final months of the Civil War, will continue at Historic Washington State Park during January; call (870) 983-2226 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.comfor more information.

* “‘Freedom! Oh, Freedom’: Arkansas’s People of African Descent and the Civil War, 1861-1866” will continue at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock during January; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.comfor more information.

For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.


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