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August 7, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: “The Queen City Was a Helpless Wreck”: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ’64
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

Following the defeat of Arkansas’s Union army in the spring 1864 Camden Expedition, Confederate Gen. Joseph O. Shelby led his troops north of the Arkansas River with the dual mission of forcing the bushwhackers and deserters infesting northeast Arkansas into the army and disrupting Federal operations in the White River Valley and along the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad. Shelby pursued his mission with enthusiasm, to say the least. Mark Christ, award-winning author and Community Outreach Director of the Community Outreach Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will give this lecture.

August 16, 2014
Under Two Governments: A Seminar on Civil War Arkansas in 1864
9:00 am-Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

“Under Two Governments,” a half-day seminar on Civil War Arkansas in 1864, will feature discussions by Dr. Gary Joiner, Dr. Tom DeBlack, Dr. Michael Dougan and Mark Christ.

The event is free and open to the public, but participants should register by calling Georganne Sisco at (501) 324-8641.

August 27, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Bicycling in Little Rock, circa 1886
Noon
Old State House Museum, Little Rock

William Cole, avid cyclist and president of Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, will give an overview of the bicycle track at West End Park, bicycling clubs of 1886, and showcase what Arkansas was like during the era of big wheeled bicycles.