Civil War Living History Day – Prelude to Prairie Grove: Fall 1862 in Little Rock

The Old State House Museum will recreate life in Arkansas during the second year of the Civil War at a living history event on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Living history interpreters will interpret the political and military buildup to the Prairie Grove Campaign during the fall of 1862 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Costumed interpreters and reenactors will explore the everyday life of civilians and soldiers. They will debate the political issues that engulfed the state during this critical year of the Civil War in Arkansas. Children will also enjoy hands-on activities and old fashioned games. Admission is free.

Scheduled events:

10 a.m.: Firing Demonstration

11 a.m.: 1862 Election: The people vote for governor

1 p.m.: Firing Demonstration

2 p.m.: General Assembly Opens: Legislators choose a Confederate Senator and address the issues facing the state

3 p.m.: Firing Demonstration

This Civil War program will take place at the Old State House Museum, located at 300 West Markham Street in downtown Little Rock. Admission to this event and the museum is free. For more information about the Old State House Museum’s events, please call (501) 324-9685, see our calendar at, or find the museum on Facebook.

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