Friday, April 01, 2016

TOP STORY >> WWI exhibit in Cabot Cabot

“The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” a free traveling exhibit about Arkansas’ role during the war at home and on the battlefields, will be on display at the Cabot High School Library for students on April 4-14.

The exhibit will then move to the Cabot Museum of American History at 401 S. Front St. from April 29-May 21. It will be open from 10 a.m. until noon Fridays and Saturdays during that period.

The traveling exhibit consists of 12 panels that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s collection, including original documents, photographs, posters, maps and historical objects, giving a firsthand look at the lives of Arkansans during the Great War.

“I am very pleased that the Museum of American History is sharing ‘The Great War: Arkansas in World War I’ with their visitors and community,” said Lisa Speer, state historian and director of the Arkansas History Commission.

“This exhibit, created to commemorate the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, powerfully memorializes the impact this first modern, global war had on the 65 million who were mobilized, including the 70,000 soldiers from Arkansas,” Speer explained.

The Arkansas History Commission, located in Little Rock, is the state’s official archive. 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 at the Museum of American History, call 501-286-9665 or email

To schedule to the exhibit for schools or other institutions, call the Arkansas History Commission at 501-682-6900 or

To learn more about the Arkansas History Commission, and its collections visit

The 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.