Civil War

Civil War

The 62nd annual Clothesline Fair in Prairie Grove, held every Labor Day weekend, takes place this year on Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. It features more than 100 booths with artisans selling and demonstrating handmade crafts. The arts and crafts show, sponsored by the Arts Center of the Ozarks …
Helena-West Helena will observe the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Helena on May 24-26. The Delta Cultural Center, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission are sponsoring the events. On Friday, vendors open at noon at the Cherry Street Pavilion, located in the 100 block of historic Cherry Street. …
One of the most famous members of the United States military, General Douglas MacArthur, was born in Little Rock on January 26, 1880 in the Old Arsenal.  Today that building houses the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, which will celebrate the five star general’s 133rd birthday on Saturday, January 26. Birthday cake and punch …
Arkansas Post has played a part in Arkansas history since well before statehood. Located south of Gillett, Arkansas Post was established in 1686 by French explorer Henri de Tonti. The site was the first European colony in the Mississippi River Valley. Arkansas Post is also the location of the only Revolutionary War skirmish to take …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpgbQK5qC7o&list=UUcB2mUgBInnyKBAlB-BZIhQ&index=1 The Battle of Prairie Grove was the last time two armies of almost equal strength faced each other for supremacy in northwest Arkansas. When the Confederate Army withdrew from the bloody battlefield at Prairie Grove on the night of Dec. 7, 1862 it was clear Missouri and northwest Arkansas would remain in Federal hands. …
Before the onslaught of holiday events and happenings begin in full force, “Step Into 1862…” at the Old State House Museum, Saturday, November 17. The living history events entitled Prelude to Prairie Grove: Fall 1862 in Little Rock is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about the political ramifications and military build-up leading to …
  There’s going to be a lot going on in Scott this Saturday, October 6, with the annual High Cotton on the Bayou Festival at Scott Plantation Settlement. This family-friendly gathering showcases fun and activities necessary for day-to-day living at the turn-of-the-20th century. Events scheduled to take place include demonstrations of mule plowing, sorghum making, butter …