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Monday, 17 December 2012 18:53

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $9,842 in grants for six projects that will commemorate the war in the state, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

Recipients of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were:

*Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, $2,000 for the third annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Festival in DeValls Bluff
*Pine Bluff Downtown Development, Inc., $2,000 for an interpretive kiosk on the Battle of Pine Bluff
*Arkansas State University, $1,878 for The Battle for Freedom, a video production on the experiences of former slaves in Helena
*Arts and Science Center for Pine Bluff, $1,214 for a pictorial history of the Battle of Pine Bluff featuring art by children

 

*Community Clearinghouse of Fort Smith, $2,000 for the Fort Smith Heritage Festival
*Reed's Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, $750 for a symposium to be held in Jacksonville in May
 
The deadline to apply for the next round of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grant Programs is February 15, 2013.  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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or calling (501) 324-9877.
 
For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
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.