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WWI Centennial Commemoration events during August

Movies, lectures and exhibits across the state are among the August 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 here

August Events

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at Cross County Library in Wynne through August 6; contact (870) 587-0587 or [email protected] for more information.

WWI Film Series: A Farewell to Arms, a showing of the WWI classic movie, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at the Delta Cultural Center’s Beth El Heritage Hall in Helena-West Helena; contact (870) 338-4350 or [email protected] for information.

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the Delta Gateway Museum in Blytheville August 14-25; contact (870) 824-2346 or [email protected] for more information.

Home or Hell by Christmas: The Arkansas Great War Letters Project,” a lecture by Mike Polston of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena; contact (870) 338-4350 or [email protected] for information.

Legacies of WWI and Arkansas,” a daylong seminar featuring five prominent Arkansas historians speaking on the lasting influence of WWI, will be held Saturday, August 18, at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock; contact (501) 324-9685 or [email protected] for information.

U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.

Visit the website on Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I for more information, 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.