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WWI Exhibit Coming to DCC

Delta Cultural Center - Friday, July 29, 2016

"The Great War: Arkansas in World War I," a free traveling exhibit that tells the story of Arkansas’s role during World War at home and on the battlefields, will be displayed at the Delta Cultural Center Depot, 95 Missouri St., from August 5 to August 23. Hours of operation are 9 – 5, Tuesday – Saturday.

The traveling exhibit consists of 12 panels that showcase images from the Arkansas State Archives’ holdings, including original documents, photographs, posters, maps and historical objects, giving a first-hand look at the lives of Arkansans during the war.

The Arkansas State Archives is located in Little Rock. It maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world and is dedicated to collecting and preserving the documentary history of Arkansas.

For more information about the exhibit call 870-338-7602, or email [email protected] To schedule this exhibit at your institution, call the Arkansas State Archives at 501-682-6900 or email [email protected]. To learn more about the Arkansas State Archives and its collections visit www.ark-ives.com. The agency recently changed its name from the Arkansas History Commission to the Arkansas State Archives when it became a part of the Department of Arkansas Heritage on July 1, 2016.

This exhibit is being presented by the Arkansas Welcome Center at Helena-West Helena and the Delta Cultural Center.

This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Humanities.