2nd Friday Art Night features Civil War Journal of Young Arkansan Torn by War: The Civil War Journal

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, October 10, 2014

LITTLE ROCK (September 8, 2014) – Historic Arkansas Museum is proud to host Samuel R. Phillips for a free lecture and book signing in conjunction with downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 10. The lecture will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a book signing and live music at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be available. As part of 2nd Friday Art Night, a free shuttle is available to transport visitors to other Art Night venues. Shuttle service ends at 8:30 p.m.

Torn by War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Adelia Byers documents the unique perspective of a teenage girl during a national crisis. With incredible insight and surprising maturity, Mary Adelia Byers (1847-1918) begins recording her thoughts and observations at the age of fifteen during the Union occupation of Batesville in 1862.

Torn by War reveals the struggle of a young Arkansan and her family on the fringe of conflict between North and South in Northeast Arkansas. Editor Samuel R. Phillips complements his great grandmother’s first person account with extensive photographs, maps and informative annotation. Phillips, a native of Northeast Arkansas, and a retired engineer, currently resides in Oregon.

Also on exhibit:

The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3

Arkansas Made Gallery

A Beauty on It Sells: Advertising Art from the Collection of Marsha Stone

We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas (permanent)

The Knife Gallery (permanent)

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; admission to the historic grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Historic Arkansas Museum is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Other agencies of the department are Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Old State House Museum.