The Great War: Arkansas in World War I

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I

April 14, 2017 - August 16, 2017

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I tells the story of Arkansas’s role during World War I at home and on the battlefields. Historical objects and images of original documents, photographs, posters and maps help tell the story and give a first-hand look at the lives of Arkansans during the war.

“This exhibit, created to commemorate the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, powerfully memorializes the impact this first modern, global war had on the 65 million who were mobilized, including the 70,000 soldiers from Arkansas,” stated Dr. Lisa Speer, State Historian and the Arkansas State Archives’ Director.

The Great War: Arkansas in World War I is a free traveling exhibit created by Arkansas State Archives, cosponsored by the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee. It continues in the Study Gallery through August 16, 2017.

 

Image: Pilot with microphone receiving helmet and power generated radio telephone at Eberts Field near Lonoke, Arkansas, ca. 1918. From the collections of the Arkansas State Archives.

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The Great War: Arkansas in World War I