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April 2018 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, March 30, 2018

WWI Memorial Tree dedications and exhibits across the state are among the April 2018 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled WWI centennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at http://www.wwiarkansas.com/calendar-events.

WWI Centennial Commemoration events during April include:

* “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University April 1-12; contact (870) 972-3577 or [email protected] for more information.

* Ouachita County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the Ouachita County Courthouse in Camden; contact (870) 837-2210 or [email protected] for information.

* Saline County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Bishop Park in Bryant; contact (501) 943-0048 or [email protected] for information.

* Camp Robinson Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, will be held at noon on Friday, April 6, at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock; contact (501) 541-4119 or [email protected] for information.

* Crittenden County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at West Memphis Public Library Central Library; contact (870) 636-2299 or [email protected] for information.

* St. Francis County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 9, at the Forrest City Public Library; contact (870) 633-5646 or [email protected] for information.

* Jefferson County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at Graceland Cemetery in Pine Bluff; contact (870) 879-3003 or [email protected] for information.

* Craighead County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University April 1-12; contact (870) 972-3577 or [email protected] for more information.

* “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at Camden High School in Camden April 19-25; contact (870) 820-6231 or [email protected] for more information.

* Johnson County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Johnson County Courthouse in Clarksville; contact (479) 754-2175 or [email protected] for more information.

* Marion County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 27, at Hickey Park in Flippin; contact (870) 321-0278 or [email protected] for more information.

* U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during April at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; call (501) 371-8320 for more information.

* Lonoke County and the Great War Exhibit will continue during April at the Museum of American History at 114 South First Street in Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email [email protected] for more information.

* First Call: American Posters of WWI Exhibit will continue during April at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 East 9th Street in Little Rock; call (501) 376-4602 or email [email protected] for more information.

* “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during April at the Arkansas State Archives at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 for more information.

* Camp Pike Exhibit will continue at the Arkansas National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock during April; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.

For more information on Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, visit http://www.wwiarkansas.com/ or e-mail [email protected].

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee is part of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Other DAH divisions are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.