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3 different tours of Civil War Sites


Contact: josh.williams@arkansas.gov

Event: Save Elkins Ferry Tour and Dine Event
Event Date: August 1, 2015
Event Time: 5:30pm –8 pm

The Nevada County Depot Museum in Prescott, Arkansas announces three different tours of Civil War sites in the Nevada County area to bring awareness to the preservation of Civil War Battlefields in the area. The sites were part of the Red River Campaign of 1864 and include: Elkins Ferry, Prairie D’Ane, and Moscow Church.

On Saturday, August 1, a tour will be provided of the Elkins Ferry battlefield site that took place on April 2-3, 1864 on the Little Missouri River. The tour guide for the event will be Arkansas Historic Preservation Outreach Coordinator, Mark Christ. Civil War preservationists regard it as a pristine battlefield site. Following the tour will be an evening meal at the Prescott First Methodist Church followed by a presentation from Tommy Dupree of Reeds Bridge Battlefield in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He will show how the initial preservation of a Civil War site in the greater Little Rock area has turned into an economic stimulus for the local region.

Other upcoming tours include:

August 22, 2015: Tour of Moscow Church and Archeological Richness of Civil War sites.

Attendees will meet at the Prescott First United Methodist Church on 125 West Second Street North in Prescott, Arkansas at 5:30 p.m. Admission for the tours is $20 per person and includes an evening meal. To register for the event call the Nevada County Chamber of Commerce at 870-887-2101 or email tclupper@pnpartnership.org. Seating is limited. Dress is casual.

All tours are to bring awareness of the Save Elkins Ferry project. The Depot Museum is currently seeking donations to help purchase a portion of the Civil War battlefield. To find out more and donate go to www.saveelkinsferry.com.

This tour has been financed entirely with tax funds from the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission in association with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage