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Sharon Burns: The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, Civil War Sesquicentennial, will be June 6 and 7 in Leslie and Marshall, Ark.
By Sharon Burns, For The Oklahoman Published: May 19, 2014
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The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair, Civil War Sesquicentennial, will be June 6-7 in Leslie and Marshall, Ark.

Session I and Session II will be at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, Leslie, for a fee of $7.50 per session. Schedule is:

Session I

•8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — “The Coming of the Civil War” by Mark Christ, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

• 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — “Researching and Accessing Civil War Collection, Special Collections, University of Arkansas–Fayetteville” by Timothy G. Nutt, head of Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

• 11 a.m. to noon — “Civil War Resources at Butler Center for Arkansas Studies” presented by Brian Robertson, Butler Center, Central Arkansas Library System

Session II

• 1 to 2 p.m. — “Civil War Holdings: Center for Arkansas History and Culture” presented by Colin Woodward, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, UALR

• 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — “Searcy County 1864: Union Raids, Guerrillas, Refugees” by James J. Johnston, Searcy County Historical Society

The fair will close with a banquet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petit Jean Co-op, Airport Road, Marshall. Fee is $10.

The Ancestor Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at the Marshall Civic Center on Zack Road. For more information, go online to ancestorfair.us or contact Shirley J. Gray at (870) 448-3308 or email shirleysdream@windstream.net.

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