Ouachita County Historical Society, along with White Oak State Park, will host the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Poison Spring at Poison Spring State Park on Saturday, April 16. Soldiers will be camped at Poison Spring State Park. A re-enactment of the battle will commence at 1:30.
Stop by the society office at 936 Washington Street, Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 - 4:00 to greet our Museum Manager, Becky Davis. She will provide a tour of the McCollum-Chidester House Museum and can give you information about the varied ways you can participate in the exciting programs sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society. The museum is also open on Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00. Our week-end docents will provide guided tours and answer questions about the society.
Ouachita County Historical Society's current initiative is the development of Ft. Lookout as a museum and interpretive center for Civil War events that occurred in Ouachita County in the spring of 1864. Forts Lookout and Southerland, also known as Redoubts A and B, were important position points for defense along the river during the Civil War. For more information about this project, contact the society's office at 870-836-9243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.