The Arkansas State Archives, which is led by Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee member Dr. Wendy Richter, has a traveling exhibit on Arkansas during the war that is available for distribution statewide and the Committee encourages sites around the state to display it during the 100th anniversary of WWI.
The Great War: Arkansas in World War I showcases images from the Arkansas State Archives' holdings, including original documents, photographs, posters, maps and historical objects that tell the story of Arkansas's role during World War I, at home and on the battlefields. The panels cover the chronology of the war as well as various facets of the conflict: training troops in Arkansas, actions overseas, the Home Front, providing for the war, healthcare and Arkansas heroes.
This exhibit consists of 12 banner stands. The extended banner stands on display are each 85" H x 37.5" W x 8" D. The banner stands in their individual cases for transport are each 39.5" L x 8.5” W x 3.5" H. A free standing literature stand/table is also available for this exhibit.
For more information or to schedule the exhibit, visit http://www.ark-ives.com/outreach/exhibits/traveling.aspx.