October 2017 Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Events Announced

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, October 02, 2017

A visit from Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, lectures and exhibits are among the October 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

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 Felix Goodson Library at Williams Baptist College October 10 to October 22; contact (870) 759-4139 or for more information.
  • “WWI and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It,” a lecture by Dr. Stanley Lombardo, will be held at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on October 19; contact (479) 968-0289 or for more information.
  • “A Presidential Evening with Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson,” featuring actors Joe Wiegand and Judd Bankert portraying the presidents as they debate America’s entry into WWI and its aftermath, will be held at Sturgis Hall at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock on October 25; contact (501) 766-2264 or 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 October at the Museum of American History at 114 South First Street in Cabot; call (501) 286-9665 or email for more information.
  • First Call: American Posters of WWI Exhibit will continue during October at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 East 9th Street in Little Rock; call (501) 376-4602 or email for more information.
  • “On the Fields and in the Trenches: Relics of the First World War” Exhibit will continue during October 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 September; contact (501) 212-5215 or for more information.

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

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.