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Old State House Museum to host seminar on Reconstruction Aug. 5

Old State House Museum - Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Old State House Museum, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will host a seminar on Reconstruction in Arkansas on Aug. 5.

The seminar, entitled “A Confused and Confusing Affair: Arkansas and Reconstruction,” will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old State House Museum and feature seven scholarly lectures. Scheduled speakers and topics include Carl Moneyhon, an overview of Reconstruction in the U.S.; Jay Barth, the political climate in Reconstruction Arkansas; Ken Barnes, political violence in Reconstruction Arkansas; Col. Damon Cluck, military operations and militia in Reconstruction Arkansas; Blake Wintory, African American legislators in Reconstruction Arkansas; Tom DeBlack, the Brooks-Baxter War; Rodney Waymon Harris, the rise of the Redeemers and post-Reconstruction politics.

Registration for this event is $15 and will include a box lunch. To RSVP, call (501) 324-9685 or email [email protected]. Payment may be tendered as cash or check. The deadline to register is July 28.