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June 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, May 31, 2018

Exhibits and WWI Memorial Tree dedications across the state are among the June 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 May include:

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at Cabot Public Library through June 2; contact (855) 572-6657 or [email protected] for more information.

• Phillips 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, June 1, at Marvell City Park; contact (870) 633-6693 or [email protected] for information.

• Prairie 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 Tuesday, June 5, at Hazen City Park; contact (870) 673-2851 or [email protected] for information.

• Arkansas 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 Friday, June 8, in St. Charles; contact (870) 673-2851 or [email protected] for information.

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at Mercy Outreach Center in Fort Smith June 13-July 5; contact (479) 769-4813 or [email protected] for more information.

• Polk 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 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at Hatfield Municipal Park in Hatfield; contact (479) 968-6049 or [email protected] for information.

• U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during June at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; contact (501) 371-8320 or [email protected] for more information.

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

• William Grant Still and WWI Exhibit, focusing on the renowned African American composer from Arkansas’s WWI naval service, will continue during June at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; contact (501) 371-8320 or [email protected] for more information.

• “Over Here and There: The Sons and Daughters of Arkansas’s Delta at War,” will continue during June at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena; contact (870) 338-4350 or [email protected] for information.

• “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during June 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 June; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.