An exhibit on African American legislators, a bicycle tour of the Little Rock Campaign, lectures and exhibits are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for March 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/.
Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during March are:
* “African American Legislators, 1868-1893,” an exhibit on Reconstruction-era lawmakers in Arkansas, will be on display in Room 101 of the Justice Building on the Capitol grounds March 4-29. Dr. Blake Wintory of Lakeport Plantation will give a free lecture on the subject on March 8; call (501) 682-6879 or email@example.com more information.
* “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” the Arkansas History Commission’s traveling exhibit, will be on display at the Arkansas State University in Jonesboro March 5-21; call (870) 972-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Camden Daffodil Festival, featuring Civil War re-enactors, will be held March 8-9 in Camden; call (870) 836-0245 or email@example.com more information.
* Sevier County Civil War Day, featuring re-enactments and dance lessons, will be held at the National Guard Armory in De Queen on March 9; call (870) 784-6189 firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be on display at Washington County Historical Society in Fayetteville March 11-24; call (479) 521-2970 or email@example.com more information.
* “Varina Davis, Southern Women and the Civil War,” a lecture by Joan E. Cashin, will be held at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock on March 14; call (501) 683-5239 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society Historic Bicycle Tour, a riding tour of the Little Rock Campaign from Jacksonville to Lonoke, will be held March 16; call (501) 985-3670 or email@example.com more information.
* Battle of Pea Ridge Re-Enactment and Seminar will be held in Bentonville March 22-24; call (479) 685-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Brian Brown speaking on the Vicksburg Campaign at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on March 26; email@example.com more information.
* Annual Meeting of the Faulkner County Historical Society will feature ACWSC member Mark Christ speaking on the Little Rock Campaign at the Faulkner County Library in Conway on March 28; call (501) 336-8389 or firstname.lastname@example.org additional information.
* Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day will be held at the Arkansas State Capitol on March 30; call (870) 926-2985 or email@example.com more information.
For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visithttp://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.
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.