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Events to mark Civial War anniversary


Civil War sesquicentennial events during September include:

* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia September 4-21; call (870) 230-5318 for more information.

* “Walker’s Last Stand: The Marmaduke-Walker Duel,” a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture presentation by Larry LeMasters, will be held at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock on September 5; call (501) 324-9685 or email Brooke@arkansasheritage.org for more information.

* 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Reed’s Bridge events will be held September 6-8 at the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Park on Highway 161 at the Bayou Meto crossing in Jacksonville; call (501) 766-1527 for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at Mammoth Spring City Hall in Mammoth Spring September 9-22; call (870) 625-3518 or email msmayor@centurytel.net for more information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on the 1863 Little Rock Campaign will be held September 10 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Martin Gipson of Scott Connections speaking on the Skirmish at Ashley’s Mills at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on September 10; email misslata@sbcglobal.net for more information.

* Battle for Little Rock Commemoration will be held at the Old State House Museum and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock on September 10; call (501) 376-4602 for more information.

* “The Colors That Bind: Regimental Flags of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry and 37th Arkansas Infantry” will be on display at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock September 11-October 19; call (501) 376-4602 for more information.

* Civil War Roundtable of the Delta will feature Dyan Bohnert speaking on Civil War medicine at the Temple Beth El in Helena-West Helena on September 12; call (870) 338-4350 or email Ronald@arkansasheritage.org for more information.

* Scott Plantation Civil War Event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the skirmish at Ashley’s Mills will be held September 14; call (501) 367-8338 or email anne6389@comcast.net for more information.

* “Town in Conflict: A Living History Street Drama” will be held September 14, 21 and 28 at Historic Washington State Park; call (870) 983-2625 or email HistoricWashington@arkansas.com for more information.

* Confederate Last Stand Monument Rededication will be held September 14 at the Ten Mile House in Little Rock; call (501) 529-3802 or email Kay.Tatum@yahoo.com for more information.

* Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield will meet September 17 in Sheridan; email friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com for additional information.

* Civil War Collections will be displayed at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on September 22; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* Civil War Dances featuring the Historic Washington Dancers will be held at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton on September 23; call (501) 778-4766 or email SteveP@salinecountylibrary.org for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Aaron Barnhart, author of The Big Divide: A Travel Guide to Historic and Civil War Sites in the Missouri-Kansas Border Region, at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on September 24; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* Fall Clean-up and Park Beautification will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on September 28; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/. LITTLE ROCK—An exhibit of Civil War battle flags on loan from Iowa, commemorations of the 1863 Little Rock Campaign, living history demonstrations, lectures and exhibits around the state are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for September 2013, 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/.