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October 2018 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

A variety of exhibits across the state are among the October 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 October include:

* “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at Mulberry Community Center in Mulberry October 5-14; contact [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 Barton Public Library in El Dorado October 19-22; contact (870) 863-5447 [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 SouthArk Library in El Dorado on October 23; contact (870) 863-5447 [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 Deer Public School in Deer October 29 through November 2; contact (870) 428-8110 or [email protected] for more information.

* “The World Remembers Exhibit,” displaying the names of soldiers from 16 nations killed during WWI, will continue at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock during October; contact (501) 682-3000 for more information.

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

* “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Services,” a traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, will continue at the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock during October; contact (501) 569-8337 for more information.

* First Call: American Posters of WWI Exhibit will continue during October 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.

* William Grant Still and WWI Exhibit, focusing on the renowned African American composer from Arkansas’s WWI naval service, will continue during October 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 October 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 October 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 October; 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.