In celebration of Black History Month, Park Guide Kerry Jones will present, “The 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment” at 1:00pm Saturday, February 22, at Pea Ridge National Military Park. This one-hour program will focus on the nation’s first African-American unit to experience combat in the Civil War and examine their organization, the battles they fought, the Emancipation Proclamation and discuss their legacy. This program will be held in the park auditorium. For more information, please call 479-451-8122 x 1227.
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves and commemorates the March 7-8, 1862 battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the state of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service, this 4,300-acre battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers, just off US Highway 62. Visit us on Facebook or at: www.nps.gov/peri