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7 WWI Memorial Trees Approved

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission have approved seven applications to sponsor World War I Memorial Trees. Successful applicants and proposed locations were: City of Rudy, Rudy City Park Fay Jones School of Architecture an... Read More

October 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

A visit from Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, lectures and exhibits are among the October 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 activ... Read More

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 ... Read More

WWI Seminar set for Sept. 23 at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Old State House Museum will host a seminar on Arkansas during World War I from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock. The free seminar, “Keep the Home Fires Burnin... 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

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

State commemorates involvement in WWI, celebrates shared history during Arkansas Heritage Month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, April 24, 2017

Arkansas’s participation in World War I will be commemorated throughout May during Arkansas Heritage Month, designated annually by the governor and promoted by the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH). This year's theme, “A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I,” centers on the centen... 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 native taps Southern roots for art

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 23, 2017

Arkansas native Shea Hembrey taps into his Southern roots when creating his artwork, which has been internationally acclaimed and featured in a TED talk, the New York Times, The Story on NPR and the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. Hembrey was born in Newport and grew up in rural Arkansa... Read More