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November 2017 Arkansas WWI Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A seminar on Native American Code Talkers, WWI Memorial Tree dedications, lectures and exhibits are among the November 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 September include:

• “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” the Arkansas State Archives traveling exhibit on WWI, will be displayed at the Bailey Library at Hendrix College November 1 to November 30; contact (501) 450-1288 or [email protected] for more information.

• “Untold Stories: American Indian Code Talkers of World War I Symposium” will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on November 4 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an exhibit on the Code Talkers will be unveiled that afternoon at the Sequoyah National Research Center at UALR; contact (501) 569-8336 or [email protected] for more information.

• “Two Soldiers and a Nurse: Drennen-Scott in the Great War,” a program on the WWI activities of the descendants of Van Buren’s founder, will be held November 5 at the Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren; contact (479) 208-0728 or [email protected] for more information.

• Hot Spring County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 6 at the Hot Spring County Courthouse in Malvern; contact (501) 517-2107 for more information.

• 90th Anniversary: Veterans Salute, featuring a lecture on Arkansas and WWI from Dr. Buck Foster of the University of Central Arkansas, will be held November 9 at the Arkansas State University—Beebe Main Campus in Beebe; contact (501) 940-0447 or [email protected] for more information.

• All Veterans Appreciation Event, Discussion Panel on Veterans Issues will be held November 9 at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville; contact (479) 968-0298 or [email protected] for more information.

• Faulkner County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 9 at the Museum of Veterans and Military History at Vilonia; contact (501) 796-8181 or [email protected] for more information.

• Woodruff County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 9 at the McCrory Memorial Park in McCrory; contact (870) 919-6067 or [email protected] for more information.

• Sebastian County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 9 at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith; contact (479) 788-7925 or [email protected] for more information.

• Conway County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 11 at the Conway County Library in Morrilton; contact (501) 354-5204 or [email protected] for more information.

• Pope County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 11 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Russellville; contact [email protected] for more information.

• Re-dedication of the World War I Memorial Holly Grove, honoring the five Henderson State University students and one faculty member who died in the Great War, will be held on the south lawn at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia on November 11; contact (870) 260-2656 or [email protected] for more information.

• Sharp County Memorial Tree Dedication, featuring the planting of a WWI Memorial Tree provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission and the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, will be held November 14 at the Ash Flat Veterans Memorial in Ash Flat; contact [email protected] for more information.

• U.S.S. Arkansas Exhibit will continue during October 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 November at the Museum of American History at 114 South First Street in Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email [email protected] for more information.

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

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

• Camp Pike Exhibit will continue during October at the Arkansas National Guard Museum at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock during November; contact (501) 212-5215 or [email protected] for more information.

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 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.