118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 info@washcohistoricalsociety.org (479) 521-2970

Exhibit on World War I at Headquarters House

Composite image of Lynn Shelton, James Hoover and Mary Ann Bird.

The Washington County Historical Society is hosting an exhibit, “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” from Aug. 5-19 at Headquarters House, 118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville.

The exhibit 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 — now being commemorated on its 100th anniversary — as well as various facets of the conflict such as training troops in Arkansas, actions overseas, the Home Front, providing for the war, health care and Arkansas heroes. The exhibit is cosponsored by the Arkansas World War I Commemorative Committee.

Headquarters House is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission to see the exhibit is free.

For more information about the exhibit at Headquarters House, call 479-521-2970 or email info@washcohistoricalsociety.org. To schedule the free traveling exhibit in your community, call the Arkansas State Archives at 501-682-6900 or email state-archives@arkansas.gov.