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May 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, April 26, 2018

New exhibits and WWI Memorial Tree dedications across the state are among the May 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:

* William Grant Still and WWI Exhibit, focusing on the renowned African American composer from Arkansas’s WWI naval service, will be on display at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; contact (501) 371-8320 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 Clark County Library System in Arkadelphia May 1 through 12; contact (870) 246-2271 or [email protected] for more information.

* “Over Here and There: The Sons and Daughters of Arkansas’s Delta at War,” will be on display at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena beginning May 5; contact (870) 338-4350 or [email protected] for information.

* Izard 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 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Izard County Courthouse in Melbourne; contact (870) 368-0123 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 Cabot Public Library in Cabot May 22 through June 2; contact (855) 572-6657or [email protected] for more information.

* Greene 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 Sunday, May 27, at the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce in Paragould; contact (870) 236-7684 or [email protected] for information.

* Chicot 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 noon on Monday, May 28, at the Lake Village Community Pond across from Lakeside High School; contact (870) 690-7518 or [email protected] for information.

* Lonoke 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 Monday, May 28, at the Lonoke County Courthouse in Lonoke; contact (501) 681-9962 or [email protected] for information.

* U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during May 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 May at the Museum of American History at 114 South First Street in Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email [email protected] for more information.

* “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during May 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 May; 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.