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March 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A celebration of Arkansas women’s contributions to World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the March 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found here.

WWI Centennial Commemoration events during March include:

•Legacies and Lunch will feature Elizabeth Griffin Hill, author of "Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas's Women and the Great War" at noon on Wednesday, March 1, at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library at 100 Rock Street in Little Rock; contact (501) 918-8300 or [email protected] for more information.

•Arkansas Women's History Institute's “Inaugural Arkansas Women's History Month Festival: Remembering 1917,” featuring booths, living history vignettes and presentations that will showcase women's contributions and experiences during WWI, will be held Saturday, March 4, at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 East 9th Street in Little Rock; call (501) 350-1307or email [email protected] for more information.

•U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March at the Arkansas State Archives, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 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.