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September 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A celebration of Camp Pike’s centennial, a WWI seminar, exhibits and lectures are among the September 2017 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 September include:

  • “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the Justice Building on the Arkansas State Capitol Grounds in Little Rock September 5-25; contact (501) 682-2147 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas Women of World War I,” a lecture by Elizabeth Griffin Hill, will be held at the Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon University in Batesville on September 12; contact (870) 262-7155 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “Minuteman Days at Camp Robinson,” a day of activities that include a celebration of the centennial of Camp Pike, will be held at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock on September 16; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “The DAR and the World War I Mural at the Historic Washington County Courthouse,” a program by Cheri Coley and LaNita McKinney of the Marion Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 118 West Johnson Avenue in Springdale on September 20; contact (479) 750-8165 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “Keep the Home Fires Burning: Arkansas and WWI Seminar,” a half-day seminar sponsored by the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Old State House Museum, will be held at the Old State House in Little Rock on September 23; contact (501) 324-9685 or [email protected] for more information.
  • “In Fields Far Away” Exhibit on Benton Countians during WWI will complete its run at the Rogers Historical Museum at 322 South Second Street in Rogers on September 23; call (479) 621-1154 or email [email protected] for more information.
  • “Mamie Josenberger and Women Suffrage Activism in World War I,” a lecture by Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, will be held in the Maxfield Room of the Ed Commons Building at Lyon College in Batesville on September 26; contact (870) 262-7155 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 Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville September 28-October 1; call (479) 968-0289for more information.
  • U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during August 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 September 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 September 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 September at the Arkansas State Archives at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 for more information.
  • Camp Pike Exhibit will continue during September at the Arkansas National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock during September; 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].