Jenkins’ Ferry projects awarded grants


Grants for Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield projects were among $11,550 in grants awarded Thursday to projects that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman Tom Dupree announced.

The Grant County Museum received $575 for “Connecting the Dots to the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry: Students Trace Back an A’MAZEing 150 Years” and Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield received $2,000 for the April 26-27 sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle.

Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded four times per year, as funding is available. The next deadline is Friday, February 14.

Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/grants.aspx, or can be requested by writing to ACWS Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, sending an email to acwsc@arkansasheritage.org, or calling 501-324-9877.