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Sponsors approved for 24 World War I Memorial Trees

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, October 20, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved 24 applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: Forrest City Public Library, Dennis Memorial Park Museum ... Read More

DAH Oct. Blog: Who Was Jacob Wolf?

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

In 2016, the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) acquired the Jacob Wolf House Site and Territorial Courthouse from the Baxter County Quorum Court. The Jacob Wolf House is Arkansas’s oldest public structure and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973. But, why... Read More

Historic Theaters Conference to lift up ‘artistic lifeblood of community’

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Historic theaters are far more than old buildings that represent a bygone era. For many small towns, they remain important centers of artistic activity. That concept is the theme behind the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s Historic Theaters Conference, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, throug... Read More

June 2017 WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, May 25, 2017

  Seminars, exhibits and teacher workshops are among the June 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 h... Read More

10 World War I Memorial Sites Across Arkansas

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 05, 2017

Arkansas sent 71,862 soldiers to serve in World War I, of which 2,183 died of disease or wounds and 1,751 were injured. Efforts to raise monuments to our newly returning Doughboys began soon after they came back from overseas. At least 39 Arkansas counties have stone monuments dedicated to lo... Read More

May 2017 WWI commemoration events announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, April 28, 2017

Musical performances, exhibits and lectures are among the May 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned, and many of the events also mark Arkansas Heritage Month, which this year has the theme “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I.” A complet... Read More

April 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, March 23, 2017

A kickoff event for Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the April 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the ... Read More

March 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A celebration of Arkansas women’s contributions to World War I, lectures and exhibits are among the March 2017 activities the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee has sanctioned. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the a... Read More

Arkansas WWI committee calls for memorial tree plantings

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 30, 2017

  The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee is urging communities across the state to plant memorial trees in public places to remember the Arkansans who served in the Great War. In the years following the end of WWI in 1918, memorial trees were planted all over ... Read More

WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 12 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 28, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee unveiled 13 new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War, ACWSC Chairman Shawn Fisher announced today. The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Ro... Read More