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September 2018 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, September 04, 2018

A WWI reading retreat and exhibits across the state are among the September 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 September include:

• “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Services,” a traveling exhibit by the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of the American Indian, will be displayed at Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock September 5 through November 30; an opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. September 6; contact (501) 569-8337 for more information.

• WWI Reading Retreat will be held September 7 and 8 at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center in Piggott; contact (870) 598-3487 or [email protected] for information.

• “The World Remembers,” a listing of names of military personnel who died during WWI, will be on display at the Arkansas State Capitol’s lower level gallery from September 12 to November 11; contact (501) 683-3187 or [email protected] for more information.

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the traveling exhibit from the Arkansas State Archives, will be on display at the Arkansas State Capitol’s lower level gallery from September 12 to November 11; contact (501) 683-0057 or [email protected] for more information.

• U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during September 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 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.

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