E-Newsletter

Final Civil War 150 Grants! Arkansas Battlefield Update! ACWSC E-Newsletter

Monday, June 01, 2015

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:

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS FINAL GRANTS

ARKANSAS BATTLEFIELD UPDATE AVAILABLE ONLINE

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ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS FINAL GRANTS

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $7,338 in grants for five projects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

Recipients of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were:

* Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture/Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, $2,000 for Civil War Arkansas entries in the online encyclopedia

* Ouachita County Historical Society, Camden, $1,701 for equipment for the First Kansas Colored Infantry re-enactor group

* Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation, Washington, $1,875 for the 9th annual Red River Heritage Symposium, “The World Turned Upside Down”

* Nevada County Depot and Museum, Prescott, $1,012 for a tour program of Camden Expedition sites in Nevada County

* Albert Glenn Glover, El Dorado, $750 for Seminar, AR: The Under-Told Story project focusing on the Civil War-era history of a Union County town.

These were the final grants to be awarded through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s grants program. For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit 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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SPRING 2015 ARKANSAS BATTLEFIELD UPDATE ONLINE

The Spring 2015 issue of the Arkansas Battlefield Update newsletter is now available on the AHPP’s web site at http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/publications/. The newsletter includes articles on the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s celebration of the 1865 passage of the 13th Amendment in the state, battlefield preservation efforts in Prescott and Jacksonville, the activities of the regional Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail organizations, and other information on the Civil War in Arkansas. Click on the Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail logo to read the newsletter. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for hard copies of the newsletter, send your name and mailing address to acwsc@arkansaspreservation.org.

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CORRECTION

An item in the last Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission e-newsletter incorrectly stated that the dedication of a new Civil War sesquicentennial historical marker in Johnson County would be held May 14. The correct time and date is 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Johnson County Courthouse in Clarksville. We regret any confusion this error may have caused. See more at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/calendar-of-events


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