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August 2017 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Exhibits and lectures are among the August 2017 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 August include:

  • “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the Washington County Historical Society Museum at 118 East Dickson Street in Fayetteville August 5-21; contact (479) 421-2970 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “The DAR and the World War I Mural at the Historic Washington County Courthouse,” a program by Cheri Coley and LaNita McKinney of the Marion Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 118 West Johnson Avenue in Springdale on August 16; contact (479) 750-8165 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “WWI History Roundtable,” featuring Arkansas Col. Damon Cluck speaking on “The Arkansas National Guard in the Great War,” will be held at the National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock on August 17; contact (501) 212-5215 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 the Historic Cane Hill Museum at 18040 McClellan Road in Cane Hill August 23-26; contact [email protected]for more information.
  • “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” a version of the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will continue during August at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 East Third Street, Little Rock; contact (501) 324-9351 or [email protected] for more information.
  • U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during August at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; call (501) 371-8320 for more information.
  • Lonoke County in the Great War Exhibit will continue during August at the Museum of American History, 114 South First Street, Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email [email protected] for more information.
  • First Call: American Posters of WWI Exhibit will continue during August at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock; call (501) 376-4602 or email [email protected] for more information.
  • “In Fields Far Away” Exhibit on Benton Countians during WWI will continue during August at the Rogers Historical Museum, 322 South Second Street, Rogers; call (479) 621-1154 or email [email protected] for more information.
  • “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during August at the Arkansas State Archives, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 for more information.
  • Camp Pike Exhibit will continue at the at the Arkansas National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock during August; 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 agencies 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.