WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 12 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, November 28, 2016

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee unveiled 13 new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War, ACWSC Chairman Shawn Fisher announced today.

The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:

•Dr. Carl Carlson-Drexler of the Arkansas Archeological Survey on a WWI munitions plant in east Little Rock

•Dr. Raymond Screws of the Arkansas National Guard Museum on the building and evolution of the Camp Pike training ground

•Elizabeth Hill of the Arkansas Women’s History Institute on the many ways that Arkansas women aided the war effort during the Great War

•Grif Stockley, a Little Rock historian, on the links between World War I and the 1919 Elaine race riots

•Tom Wing of the Drennen-Scott Historic Site on the WWI adventures of Dunham Scott of Van Buren

•Mark Christ of the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee on a controversy involving a pair of post-war commemorative sculptures.

The podcasts can be accessed at

For more information on Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, visit or send an e-mail.

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.