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WWI Seminar Set for August 18 at Old State House

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, July 19, 2018

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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock.

The seminar, “The War to End All Wars: The Legacies of WWI and Arkansas,” will feature lectures by Dr. Thomas A. DeBlack, Dr. Jeannie Whayne, Dr. Brian K. Mitchell, Dr. Ray Screws and Dr. Roger Pauly on topics including the 1918 influenza epidemic, connections of WWI with the suffragist movement and the Elaine Massacre, WWI training facilities, and how WWI led to WWII.

The seminar, which includes lunch, costs $15 to attend. To register, contact Tanya Canada at (501) 324-9685 or [email protected]. Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, August 15.

For more information on Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, visit http://www.wwiarkansas.com/ or e-mail [email protected].

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee is part of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Other DAH agencies 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.