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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 http://www.wwiarkansas.com/calendar-events.

WWI Centennial Commemoration events during May include:

• “Jim Crow Goes to War: Race Relations and World War I,” a day-long seminar sponsored by the Arkansas Black History Commission and the Arkansas State Archives, will be held June 10 at the Arkansas State Archives, One Capitol Mall, in Little Rock; contact (501) 682-6900 or [email protected] for more information.

• “WWI History Roundtable,” featuring Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee Chairman Shawn Fisher speaking on “The Great War: An Overview,” will be held at the National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock on June 15; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the American Legion Department of Arkansas State Convention at the Wyndham Riverfront hotel in North Little Rock June 23-24; contact 1-877-243-9799 or [email protected] for more information.

• “World War I Teacher Workshop,” in which teachers from around Arkansas will develop WWI lesson plans to be distributed through the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee and others, will be held June 28-30 at the Arkansas National Guard Museum in North Little Rock June 28-30; contact [email protected] for more information.

• U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during June at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock; call (501) 371-8320 for more information.

• Lonoke County in the Great War Exhibit will continue during June at the Museum of American History, 114 South First Street, Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email [email protected] for more information.

• First Call: American Posters of WWI Exhibit will continue during June at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock; call (501) 376-4602 or email [email protected] for more information.

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” a version of the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will continue during June at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 East Third Street, Little Rock; contact (501) 324-9351 or [email protected] for more information.

• “In Fields Far Away” Exhibit on Benton Countians during WWI will continue during June at the Rogers Historical Museum, 322 South Second Street, Rogers; call (479) 621-1154 or email [email protected] for more information.

• “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during June at the Arkansas State Archives, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock; call (501) 682-6900 for more information.

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