WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist College’s Felix Goodson Library will host an exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865. The display, entitled “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” will be presented from Nov. 6-Dec. 2 during regular library hours.
The Arkansas History Commission holds various banners, drawings, original documents, photographs, books and other artifacts which will make up the display, offering a first-hand look at lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians.
“We wanted to develop several types of materials to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas,” said Lisa Speer, state historian and director of the Arkansas History Commission. “I am very pleased that Williams is sharing this intimate glimpse into Arkansas’s role in the Civil War with their visitors and community.”
The exhibit was produced in part by a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, funded by the Arkansas Real Estate Transfer Tax.
The public is invited to tour the display. Admission is free. For more information, contact Pamela Meridith, Williams' director of library services at 870-759-4137 or by email at email@example.com.