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March 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

WWI Memorial Tree dedications and exhibits across the state are among the March 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 March 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.

• Milam Library WWI Exhibit, featuring Perry County-related WWI artifacts, will be on display at the Max Milam Library at 609 Aplin Street in Perryville through March 31; contact (501) 889-2554 for information.

• Stone 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 March 3 at Mountain View City Park; contact (870) 214-1901 or [email protected] for information.

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  • • Mississippi 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 March 4 at Herman Davis State Park in Manila; contact (434-) 509-9193 or [email protected] for information.

    • Lincoln 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 March 5 at Veteran’s Park at 20578 U.S. Highway 425 South in Star City; contact (870) 628-4166 for information.

    • Clark 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 March 6 at the Clark County Courthouse in Arkadelphia; contact (870) 245-5332 or [email protected] for information.

    • Van Buren 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 March 11 at the Van Buren County Library at 289 Factory Road in Clinton; contact (501) 514-3736 for information.

    • Lee 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 March 15 at Mississippi River State Park in Marianna; contact (870) 295-4040 or [email protected] for information.

    • Crawford 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 March 19 at Rudy City Park in Rudy; contact (479) 420-7033 or [email protected] for information.

    • Bradley 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 March 19 at the Bradley County Historical Museum at 200 West Ash Street in Warren; contact (870) 226-5457 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 March 31 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 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 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 March 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 March 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 March; 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 divisions 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.