Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed at Delta Cultural Center Depot at 95 Missouri St., through May 30 from 9 to 5, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit was developed by the Arkansas State Archives, a sister agency of the DCC.

Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed at Delta Cultural Center Depot at 95 Missouri St.,through May 30from 9 to 5, Tuesdays through Saturdays. The exhibit was developed by the Arkansas State Archives, a sister agency of the DCC.

Fought in earnest contains 15 free-standing banners that showcase images from the Arkansas State Archive’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians from 1861 to 1865.

During its 110-year existence the State Archives has actively collected materials from this crucial era in our nation and our state. Diaries written by soldiers and citizens; letters to mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, brothers, and sisters; military orders, newspaper accounts, photographs, broadsides, and even party invitations recount the day-to-day lives of people caught up in the most significant event in nineteenth century America.

These publications and exhibituse these primary source materials to tell the story of the Civil War from an Arkansas perspective. The variety of items represents the breadth of the Archive’s Civil War resources, while thousands more documents are available to researchers.

This exhibit was produced in part by a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, funded by the Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax

For more information about the exhibit at Delta Cultural Center, contact Paula Oliver at 870-338-4350 or paula.oliver@arkansas.gov.

To schedule the exhibit in your institution call the Arkansas State Archives at 501–682–6900 or e-mail state.archives@arkansas.gov.