WWI Seminar set for Sept. 23 at Old State House Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the museum at 300 West Markham Street in Little Rock.

The free seminar, “Keep the Home Fires Burning: Arkansas and World War I,” will feature lectures by Dr. Shawn Fisher, Elizabeth Hill, Dr. Carl Drexler and Dr. Cherisse Jones Branch on topics including the war on the home front, wartime manufacturing and the experience of African American Arkansans during the war.

To register for the free seminar, contact Tanya Canada at (501) 324-9685 or Registrations will be accepted through Monday, September 18.

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 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.