FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 15, 2011

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded seven grants totaling $12,359 for projects that will commemorate the war in the state, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

Recipients of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were:

  • Baxter County Library, Mountain Home, $1,859 for “Fire in the Hole: Quilt Signals and Cannon Blasts”
  • Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, DeValls Bluff, $2,000 for the second annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest
  • Hot Springs Music Festival, Hot Springs, $2,000 for “The Magnolia Ball”
  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Foundation, Smackover, $2,000 for “Battlefields as Memories from an un-Civil War”
  • Peel Compton Foundation, Bentonville, $1,000 for “The Civil War Careers of Congressman Samuel Peel and Governor James Berry” brochure
  • Conway County Historical Preservation Association, $1,500 for Civil War in Conway County wayside exhibit
  • Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock, $2,000 for “Occupied Arkansas” exhibit.

The deadline to apply for the next round of ACWSC grants is February 17, 2012. Grant applications and guidelines can be downloaded at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/historical-markers/grants.aspx,  or can be requested by writing to ACWS Grants, 1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, sending an e-mail to acwsc@arkansasheritage.org, or calling (501) 324-9877.

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mailacwsc@arkansasheritage.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.

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