Clinton House Museum to hold Civil War exhibit ribbon cutting

As a kickoff for local celebrations of the upcoming sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville will hold a ribbon cutting for the exhibit “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” at 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

The traveling exhibit about the state’s involvement in the war is a project of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas by sanctioning events, encouraging research and education programs related to Civil War Arkansas.

“Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865” will be on display at the Clinton House Museum from Aug. 29 through Sept. 11.

“This exhibit will be available for display at venues all over the state,” said ACWSC chair Tom Dupree. “It will allow people throughout Arkansas to learn more about what happened here between 1861 and 1865.”

The exhibit includes a timeline and dozens of images of people, places and battles in Arkansas.

The Clinton House Museum is located at 930 S. Clinton Dr. in Fayetteville and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.