OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM
MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Peck
Old State House Museum
REGISTER NOW FOR THE ANNUAL CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM AT THE OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM
FOR IMMEDIATE ARKANSAS RELEASE – July 3, 2007
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Enthusiasts of Arkansas and Civil War history need to register soon for the Old State House Museum’s annual Civil War seminar. This year’s seminar will take place Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., at the Old State House Museum, 300 West Markham Street, in downtown Little Rock. Entitled “Revolution & Innovation in Civil War Arkansas,” this year’s symposium will feature the following sessions and speakers:
• “An eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder”: Black Regiments in Civil War Arkansas by Mark K. Christ, Community Outreach Director, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
• Confederate Industrial Innovation in the Transmississippi by Dr. Harold Wilson, Professor of History, Old Dominion University
• “’I only remember the uncivil parts of that war”: The First Arkansas Cavalry (Union), Farm Colonies and the Forgotten War in the Ozarks by Colonel Robert Mackey, Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon
• Tactical and Technological Innovations in the Transmississippi by Dr. William L. Shea, University of Arkansas at Monticello
The newly released book “The Earth Reeled and Trees Trembled”: Civil War Arkansas, 1863-1864, by Mark Christ, is for sale in the Old State House Museum Store, and attendees can make plans to have their book signed during lunch. The cost for this year’s symposium is $20, and includes lunch. Reservations are required by August 13, 2007. Call (501) 324-8641 to register. Partial support of this program is provided by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.
About the Old State House Museum
The Old State House Museum is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and shares the goal of all seven Department of Arkansas Heritage agencies, that of preserving and enhancing the heritage of the state of Arkansas. The agencies are Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and the Old State House Museum.
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