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 18th, 2013. Other activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st, 2013. During the weekend, visitors will be able to 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. A cap of 1,000 has been placed on the number of reenactors the parks can accommodate. The expected number of visitors to the event is upwards of 2,000.
Museum Program Assistant
Arkansas Post Museum State Park
5530 Hwy 165 South
Gillett, AR 72055