Two events in Helena – a Civil War Roundtable of the Delta and a traveling exhibit called “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” – will be among 10 statewide January events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during the month of January. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned all of the events according to ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree.
Civil War Roundtable
The Civil War Roundtable of the Delta focuses on the events and people associated with the Civil War in the Delta. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Beth El Heritage Hall and is open to the public.
The January 10 meeting will feature a discussion on the Battle of Arkansas Post directed by National Parks Service Ranger Joe Herron from the Arkansas Post National Memorial Site in Gillet. Call (870) 338-4350 or e-mailRonald@arkansasheritage.org for more information.
The event is free to the public.
Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865
The ACWSC traveling exhibit, “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865”, will be on display at the Delta Cultural Center through January 31.
Please call (870) 338-4350 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Other Civil War events scheduled for January
• “Abraham Lincoln and Arkansas” a lecture at the Saline County Library in Benton, January 10
• “Occupation, Guerrillas and Murder” a brown bag luncheon at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, January 17
• 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Arkansas Post featuring re-enactments, lectures and living history, January 18-21 at Arkansas Post Museum State Park and Arkansas Post National Memorial.
For more information on these and other sesquicentennial events, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/