The Faulkner County Library will host this year’s Arkansas Heritage Month Celebration "Conflict and Consequence: Commemorating the Civil War" today. This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the war.
The tensions of the nation were illustrated in Arkansas where Ozark farmers initially preferred allegiance to the Union, while Delta planters favored secession.
Beginning around 11 a.m., the Dutch Oven Society will set up and beginning cooking authentic Civil War dishes. At noon, they will give a talk about the history of this style of cooking and begin serving samples at around 1 p.m.
The local chapter of the Sons of the Confederacy will have artifacts from the war on display and be available for questions. They will also erect a campsite with a tent much like what soldiers would have used during those times.
There will be live music from the Civil War era throughout the afternoon’s event.
The event will conclude with a lecture at 2 p.m. from Dr. Tom DeBlack from Arkansas Tech University on Arkansas’ involvement in the Civil War.
For more information about this event, contact the library at 501-327-7482 or e-mail Jeanetta@fcl.org.
The library is located at 1900 Tyler St. in Conway.