Don't miss this year's 13th annual All Hallow's Eve Walk at Oakland Cemetery, October 16 & 17, where you will hear stories of the first inhabitants of Camden told by re-enactors in period costumes. The graveyard is lit by lantern light and guides are provided. Visit Arkansas.com for full information.
The African American Historical Commission of Camden will be hosting a Genealogical Symposium on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Leake-Ingham Building, 926 Washington St., Camden, AR beginning at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the symposium is to educate interested people on the process of researching family history. Guest speaker will be Tatyana Oyinloye of the AAHC. Genealogist, Glendle Griggs, will be on hand to assist residents with family research.
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 docent, Marshall Halliburton, 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 email@example.com.