05/25/17  WW1 Exhibit Opens This Afternoon At Dallas County Museum


This afternoon at 3 there will be a special program at the Dallas County Museum. A World War I exhibit will be unveiled. Prior to the unveiling and reception, Elizabeth Griffin Hill will discuss her book titled "Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas' Women and the Great War".  In her book, Mrs. Hill placed the 18 months of wartime activities within the context of women's history and the part Arkansas women played in the Great War. Sandra Turner was a guest  on KQ-102.3's "South Arkansas Today", earlier this week and  talked about the event.

Mrs. Hill's talk will be followed by a reception and the opening of the exhibit ”Let's All Be Americans Now.” This WWI exhibit commemorates the centennial anniversary of WWI and was made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage funded by the one eighth cent conservation tax, Amendment 75. The exhibit will feature pictures of WWI soldiers from Dallas County, relics used by them during the war, as well as uniforms and memorabilia on display. Included in the exhibit are letters and a journal written by soldiers while stationed at various locations..from Camp Pike to France. The public is invited to attend.