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December 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, December 04, 2017

LITTLE ROCK—A living history performance on WWI during the holidays, WWI Memorial Tree dedications, lectures and exhibits are among the December 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 September include:

* Christmas Open House at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena on December 5 will include a living history actor speaking on Christmastime during WWI; contact (870) 204-4111 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 Cross County Library in Wynne December 6 to December 13; contact (870) 238-3850 or [email protected] for more information.

* Pike 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 December 7 at the Murfreesboro City Hall/Pike County Library; contact (870) 285-5377 or [email protected] for information.

* Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, featuring Mark Christ of the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee speaking on WWI memorials in the state, will be held December 14 at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; contact (501) 324-9685 or [email protected] for more information.

* Miller 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 December 15 at 350 East Front Street in Texarkana; contact (870) 779-4944 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 Museum of Regional History in Texarkana December 19 to January 11; contact (903) 793-4831 or [email protected] for more information.

* U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during December 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 December 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 December 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 December at the Arkansas State Archives at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 for more information.

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

* Untold Stories: American Indian Code Talkers During WWI exhibit will continue at the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock through February 2; contact (501) 569-8336 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.