Arkansas Civil War sesquicentennial events for June

A Juneteenth celebration, lectures and living history displays are among 20 events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned for June. Seven are in Northwest Arkansas. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities as well as additional information on the activities listed below can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events.

Among events nearby during June are:

*Southern Memorial Day: Commemoration of Confederate Dead, sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association, will be held at the Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery June 2; call (479) 824-3910 or email evergreen@pgtc.com for more information.

*”Invasion, Jayhawking, Starvation, Refugees, Abandonment,” a lecture by James Johnston in cooperation with the Buffalo National River, will be held June 5 at the Boone County Library in Harrison; for more information, call (870) 741-5913.

*”Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition,” will be on display at the Rogers Historical Museum during June; call (479) 621-1154 or email museum@rogersarkansas.com for additional information.

*”Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1865,” the ACWSC’s traveling exhibit, will be at the Springdale Public Library June 11-24; call (479) 750-8180 or email vmartinez@springdalelibrary.org for more information.

*”Plight of Soldier and Civilian,” a presentation by author Nancy Dane, will be held at the Springdale Public Library June 16; call (479) 750-8180 or email vmartinez@springdalelibrary.org for more information.

*”Roles of Women During the Civil War,” a living history presentation on female civilians in the Civil War, will be held at the Springdale Public Library June 17; call (479) 750-8180 or email vmartinez@springdalelibrary.org for more information.

*A Civil War Re-enactment with the Washington County Historical Society will be held at the Springdale Public Library June 21; call (479) 750-8180 or email vmartinez@springdalelibrary.org for more information.

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