Save Cross Keys and Tom's Brook
Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust announced a new campaign to save 244 acres of the Cross Keys and Tom's Brook battlefields in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Together we can save the very ground where 5,000 Confederate soldiers held off 10,500 Union troops under General John C. Fremont in June of 1862. And at Tom's Brook we can save land where West Point friends and battlefield rivals Tom Rosser and George Custer fought.
FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
The Cross Keys Battlefield has always had a special place in my heart. The 51-acre "Widow Pence Farm" tract was the very first battlefield property that the Trust purchased after I became president. Now, twelve years later, we have another excellent opportunity to preserve even more at Cross Keys. Coupled with our new efforts at Tom's Brook I hope that, like me, you will be motivated to take full advantage of the chance to buy 244 acres for just 1.8 cents per square foot.
Earlier this month, we concluded a great event in the Shepherdstown and Antietam region. It was great seeing so many of our Color Bearers at the 2012 Weekend event. And as I look at my calendar, I can see that our 2012 Park Day and Annual Conference in Richmond are coming soon. Both are great opportunities to support our mission and to learn more about our history. Join us!
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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WINNERS OF NW ARKANSAS PODCAST CONTEST ADDED TO ACWSC WEBSITE
LITTLE ROCK—The winners of a northwest Arkansas student Civil War sesquicentennial podcast contest have been added to the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission website, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
Several Northwest Arkansas museums and historical organizations sponsored a podcast contest for K-12 students in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, and Washington counties. In the contest, students were asked to create a short, non-fiction, audio podcast about the Civil War in the Arkansas Ozarks. Both individuals and groups could enter. First place winners received a cash prize of $100; second place winners received $50.
The winners were:
Elementary School category (grades K-5): First place, Kingston Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade gifted and talented class, Kingston, for “A Civil War Tragedy in Huntsville, Arkansas”; second place, Lauren Ada, Forest Heights Elementary School, Harrison, for “The Flag, as Told by Jane Bailey.”
Middle School category (grades 6-8): First place, Maggie Weber and Sarah Strickland, Hellstern Middle School, Springdale, for “The Battle of Pea Ridge”; second place, Rebekah Love, Trevor Clark, and Alex Eremiev, Hellstern Middle School, Springdale, for “Dr. Keller and the Civil War in Arkansas.”
High School category (grades 9-12): First place, Sophia Calzada, home school, Fayetteville, for “'The Girl I Left Behind Me and the Battle of Pea Ridge”; second place, Rachel Brewer and Ryan Gunter, Benton County School of the Arts High School, Rogers, for “Elkhorn Tavern.”
The podcasts can be heard at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/research-education/podcasts/.
The sponsoring organizations were the Benton County Historical Society, Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable, Rogers Historical Museum, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Washington County Arkansas Genealogical Society, and Washington County Historical Society. The contest was also sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.