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February 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Events Announced

WWI Memorial Tree dedications and exhibits across the state are among the February 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 February include:

  • “Arkansas and World War I,” an exhibit of WWI items from the collections of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, will be on display in the Underground Gallery of the Arkansas Studies Institute at 401 President Clinton Avenue through March 31; contact (501) 320-5700 for more information.
  • Pulaski 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 February 11 in MacArthur Park in Little Rock; contact (479) 530-6410 or [email protected] for information.
  • Hempstead 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 February 13 at McNab City Park in McNab; contact (870) 896-2281 or [email protected] for information.
  • Perry 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 February 24 at the Max Milam Library in Perryville; contact (501) 889-2554 or [email protected] for more information.
  • U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during February 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 February 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 February 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 February 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 February; 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].