Civil War event set for May 12 in Eureka

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

EUREKA SPRINGS -- "Civil War in the Ozarks: Facts and Fascination" is a one-day event detailing the history of the Civil War on the battlefields and the home-front (often the same), and exploring how and why this era continues to be of such interest today. The day will be a heritage Chautauqua-style event, including lectures, dramatic performances, walks, readings and panel discussions.

"Civil War in the Ozarks" will be held Thursday, May 12, in the Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs. The hotel is adjacent to the spring where Dr. Alvah Jackson was said to have treated soldiers during this war. A reception at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum will follow the symposium. Cost is $15, which includes the reception and publication produced specifically for this event. Lunch is "on your own."

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, celebrating May as Arkansas Heritage Month. It is produced by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting a vibrant downtown in Eureka Springs.

More information is available from ESDN, PO Box 144, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or or by calling Glenna Booth, (479) 253-9703.

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