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Event: Battle of Arkansas Post 150th Anniversary

Saturday, January 19, 2013 - Sunday, January 20, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Delta Region
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Building / Point of Interest:
Arkansas Post State Park and Arkansas Post National Memorial
Gillett, AR 72055
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Event Details:

The Friends of Arkansas Post Museum will be hosting a 150th anniversary of the battle of Arkansas Post which will include an encampment, battle reenactments, school day, period dance, and non-denominational period church service.  School day will be Friday, January 18, 2013.  Other activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 20-21. Experience an authentic representation of the battle of Arkansas Post along with an up-close look at a Civil War soldier’s life in a battlefield encampment.  A period dance will be held Saturday night that will be open to the public as will be the non-denominational church service on Sunday morning.  On Saturday afternoon, the Arkansas Post National Memorial will hold a commemorative service to honor those who fought in the battle at the site of the encounter. This is event will be a joint effort between the Arkansas Post Museum State Park and the Arkansas Post National Memorial with the involvement of local and county agencies. For an official schedule please contact the Arkansas Post Museum State Park.