Ancestor Fair 2015

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 Twenty-sixth North Arkansas Ancestor Fair

Civil War Sesquicentennial

June 5 & 6, 2015

Marshall, Arkansas


Friday, June 5, 2015

SESSION I: Civic Center, Marshall


9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.: Writing the Civil War

Thomas A. DeBlack

Arkansas Tech University

11:00 a.m.–12:00: “I Do Wish this Cruel War Was Over”: Primary Sources in Historic Journals

Mark Christ, Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

SESSION II: Civic Center


1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Lincoln’s Foothold in the South: Phillips County Arkansas, 1861-1865

David Schieffler

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

2:30 p. m.–3:30 p.m.: Searcy County 1865: Revenge or Reconciliation?

James J Johnston, Searcy County Historical Society

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: MIXER DINNER

Petit Jean Co-op, Airport Road, Marshall


Saturday, June 6, 2015

ANCESTOR FAIR: Marshall Civic Center (Air Conditioned): Zack Road

7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.: Providers set up

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: ANCESTOR FAIR (Free)

Genealogical Swap Meet:

No registration required for any event.  Just show up; we’ll make a place for you.

Contact: Shirley J. Gray 870-448-3308;

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