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October Civil War 150 Events! ACWSC E-Newsletter

Friday, September 26, 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:

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HISTORICAL MARKERS

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

The approved markers are:

* Peter Van Winkle’s Mill, commemorating a historic mill destroyed during the war, sponsored by Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area at Rogers and to be placed in Van Winkle Hollow within the park

* Lick Creek Skirmish, commemorating a January 12, 1863, fight, sponsored by Delta Heritage Trail State Park at Helena-West Helena and to be placed at the Lick Creek Trailhead within the park.

Through the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission 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. To date, 85 markers in 51 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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