This exhibit is free and open to the public.
On the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the America’s participation in World War 1 the Delta Cultural Center is creating an exhibition to honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women, who answered the nation’s call to the armed forces, from Clay, Randolph, Greene, Lawrence, Craighead, Mississippi, Independence, Jackson, Poinsett, White Woodruff, Cross, Crittenden, Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, St. Francis, Lee, Jefferson, Arkansas, Philips, Lincoln, Desha, Drew, Chicot, and Ashley counties. In addition to chronicling the broad narrative of the war and those who joined the military (whether by draft or volunteering) the exhibition will intimately profile the experiences of three local veterans, two soldiers and an Army Corps Nurse, during 1917-1921 to better personalize the story.
Also we will explore how the war is memorialized and the immediate aftermath of it in the Delta region. Many public programs and symposiums will be orchestrated concerning these subjects.
It will be open on Saturday May 5, 2018 with a special ceremony at 6 PM at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena Arkansas with a drill demonstration performed by reenactors. It will be featured inside our visitors’ center at 141 Cherry Street. The exhibition will run from May 5, 2018 through January 26, 2019.