The public can explore the Civil War from an Arkansas perspective and hear presentations from the state’s top experts on history can attend a free symposium slated for Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. The event is sponsored by the Jacksonville Advertising and Promotions Commission.

Seating is limited. For more information contact jaxmilitarymuseum.org or 241-1943.

Discussions on the agenda include:

• The Battle of Prairie Grove, Alan Thompson, Museum Registrar at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park;

• The Little Rock Campaign, Mark Christ, Outreach Director for Arkansas Historic Preservation Program;

• Freemasonry during the Civil War; Tom Ezel, Civil War Round Table of Arkansas, Historian and Re-enactor;

• Civil War Archeology in Arkansas, Dr. Jamie Brandon, SAU Research Station.