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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Civil War grant awarded locally

  • A video production on the experiences of former slaves in Helena is among six projects that the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $9,842 in grants. The projects will help commemorate the war in the state. ACWSC chairman Tom Dupree announced the grant recipients Tuesday.
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  • A video production on the experiences of former slaves in Helena is among six projects that the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $9,842 in grants. The projects will help commemorate the war in the state. ACWSC chairman Tom Dupree announced the grant recipients Tuesday. Arkansas State University will receive $1,878 for “The Battle for Freedom.” The other five recipients were: • Bill and Sharon Arnold Foundation, $2,000 for the third annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Festival in DeValls Bluff • Pine Bluff Downtown, Development Inc., $2,000 for an interpretive kiosk on the Battle of Pine Bluff • Arts and Science Center for Pine Bluff, $1,214 for a pictorial history of the Battle of Pine Bluff featuring art by children • Community Clearinghouse of Fort Smith, $2,000 for the Fort Smith Heritage Festival • Reed's Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, $750 for a symposium to be held in Jacksonville in May. The deadline to apply for the next round of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial grants is Feb. 15, 2013. 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 e-mail to acws@arkansasheritage.org, or calling (501) 324-9877.

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