Friday, March 9, 2012

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Newsletter

 Welcome to the e-newsletter of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. Newsletters will be sent out periodically to keep readers up to date on recent activities of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which is housed in the Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to a friend.
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LITTLE ROCKThe Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded four grants totaling $7,089 for projects that will commemorate the war in the state, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.
Recipients of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were:
·         Job S. Neill Camp #286, Sons of Confederate Veterans, $1,314 for a Lunenburg skirmish re-enactment
·         Mississippi County Historical and Genealogical Society, $2,000 for a “Living Walk Through History” event
·         The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, $1,775 for a Pine Bluff Civil War history theatrical performance
·         Community Services Clearinghouse of Fort Smith, $2,000 for Civil War programming at Heritage Festival IV.
The deadline to apply for the next round of ACWSC grants is May 18, 2012. Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at, or can be requested by writing to ACWSC Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, sending an e-mail to, or calling (501) 324-9880. For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit or e-mail
The ACWSC is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 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, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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