Get a history lesson during your lunch break at the Old State House Museum's Brown Bag Lecture tomorrow (Jan. 17).

Rather than sit and eat lunch at your desk tomorrow, bag it up and learn a little something about history.

At noon tomorrow (Jan. 17), the public will have a chance to get the low-down on Occupation, Guerrillas and Murder in Madison County in 1863 during the Old State House Museum's Brown Bag Lecture.

In February of 1863, more than three times as many Madison County men enlisted in the Union Army than any other month of the war. Rebecca Howard, a PhD candidate in history, explores the events of the previous month in Madison County.

Defined by guerrilla action, occupation by Union troops, the hanging of a Unionist woman by local irregular troops and culminating with the execution of nine prisoners by the Union Army, this tumultuous January captures the complex hardships faced by Arkansans during the Civil War.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 501-324-9685 or click here.