Battle of Helena Commemoration Set for May 24-26

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena May 24-26, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today

“The Battle of Helena, fought on July 4, 1863, was one of the key battles of the war in Arkansas,” Dupree said. “This commemoration will honor the bravery of the soldiers who fought here and give visitors an idea of the events of that tragic day while highlighting the many historic resources available in Helena.”

The commemoration will include two battle re-enactments, a series of lectures, tours of historic properties, musical performances, living history demonstrations and vendors. A complete schedule is available at

To learn more about the Battle of Helena sesquicentennial commemoration, call 800-358-0972 or e-mail

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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