Ozark Folk Center State Park Hosts Civil War Exhibit

Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in the Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View in the Administration Building lobby. The display will be exhibited from Tuesday May, 21 through Monday May 27, 2013. The exhibit will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission to the exhibit is free.

Fought in earnest contains fifteen free-standing banners that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians, from 1861 to 1865.

 

“We wanted to develop several types of materials to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas,” stated Jane Wilkerson, the History Commission’s Interim Director. She continued, “I am very pleased that the Ozark Folk Center State Park is sharing this intimate glimpse into Arkansas’s role in the Civil War with their visitors and community.”