Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Events for June 2013 Announced

Jun 6th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

LITTLE ROCK—Living history demonstrations, a national Underground Railroad conference, lectures and exhibits around the state are among the events the ACWSC has sanctioned for June 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/.

Civil War sesquicentennial events during June include:

*  “Emancipation Proclamation: What it Meant to Freed African Americans in Arkansas,” a seminar sponsored by the Arkansas History Commission and Black History Commission of Arkansas, will be held June 1 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.

* Confederate History Weekend, featuring living history activities, will be held at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on June 1; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* 24th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, featuring sessions on researching the Civil War and genealogy, will be held in Leslie and Marshall March 31 - June 1; call (870) 448-3308 or email shirleysdream@windstream.net for more information.

* Confederate Cemetery 140th Annual Service, featuring a memorial service and historical marker dedication, will be held June 1 at the Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery; call (479) 824-3910 for more information

* ACWSC Historical Marker Dedication, for a marker commemorating the 1862 shelling of Jacksonport by a Confederate gunboat, will be held June 2 at Jacksonport State Park; call (870) 523-5381 or email ejacow@aol.com for more information.

* Sultana Exhibit, commemorating the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history, will be on display at the Angelo’s Grove Shopping Center in Marion June 10-July 26; call (870) 739-6041 for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Prairie County Community Center in DeValls Bluff June 10-21; call (870) 659-5652 for more information.

* Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will feature Joseph Herron of Arkansas Post National Memorial speaking on the Battle of Arkansas Post at the Lonoke County Museum in Lonoke on June 11; email misslata@sbcglobal.net for more information.

* Arkansas Confederate Currency and Script, a lecture on Confederate money by Ray Phillips of Russellville, will be held at the Ray Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton on June 13; call (501) 778-4766 or email stevep@salinecountylibrary.org for more information.

* Juneteenth at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, featuring a theatrical performance and street festival, will he held June 14-15 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.

* “Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibit” will conclude its run at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock on  June 15; call (501) 771-1995 for more information

* “Heritage Day at Leola,” featuring the Friends of Jenkins’ Ferry Battlefield, will be held at Leola June 15; call (870) 942-2936 or email friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com for more information.

* “Civil War Weapons,” a demonstration on the use of black powder weapons, will be held at Jacksonport State Park on June 15; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* “Civil War Foods,” featuring a discussion of the food Civil War troops ate and sampling of hardtack and johnnycakes, will be held at Jacksonport State Park on June 16; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* Civil War Collections will be displayed at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on June 16; call (479) 846-2990 or email prairiegrove@arkansas.com for more information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on the Battle of Helena, will be held June 18 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; call (501) 324-9685 or email info@oldstatehouse.org for more information.

* “The War for Freedom: The Underground Railroad During the Civil War,” the annual conference of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom featuring tours and lectures, will be held in Little Rock June 19-22; call (402) 661-1590 for more information.

* “Civil War in Songs,” featuring a variety of Civil War-era music, will be held at Jacksonport State Park on June 23 and June 28; call (870) 523-2143 or email jacksonport@arkansas.com for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Mark Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission speaking on “The Skirmish at Paroquet Bluff” at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on June 25; email rmeadows@aaamissouri.com for more information.

* “The Enduring Legacy: Why the Civil War Still Matters Today,” a lecture and book signing by Dr. Stuart Towns, will be held at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale on June 29; call (479) 750-8165 or email syoung@springdalear.gov for more information.

* Spinning and Lacemaking Demonstrations showing how cloth was made during the Civil War will be featured at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on June 30; 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/.