The Civil War in Central Arkansas is the theme of the annual meeting of the Faulkner County Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library.

Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will speak on The Little Rock Campaign of 1863. Christ is a member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

The public is invited to the meeting.

The cost for membership is $15 per year, and a life membership for a person over 65 is $150.

General membership includes the spring and fall issues of the journal, Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings, edited by Vivian Lawson Hogue.

The life membership entitles a member to a CD of the 1986 county history book, Faulkner County: Its Land and People. Anyone can join and pay dues at the meeting.

Available for purchase will be the fall veterans commemoration issue of the Facts and Fiddlings at a special price of $8, as well as the recent county history, book by Dr. Roger Pauly "Historic Faulkner County: An Illustrated History," for $17.

Refreshments will be served.