Friday, May 19, 2017

TOP STORY >> Military museum’s Heritage Day will be held Saturday

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will hold a heritage day from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.  Saturday. Admission is free.

“Looking for something fun and inexpensive for the family on Memorial Day Weekend? Enjoy and celebrate Arkansas’ rich military heritage by attending Heritage Day at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History,” the announcement said.

A special exhibit on Arkansas’ role in the First World War will be on display all day. It was created by the Arkansas State Archives to commemorate the centennial of the First World War.

There will be American and German re-enactors of World War II soldiers.

The Dogtown Ukulele Band will perform from 11:30 a.m. till 12:15 p.m. and Crystal Gray from 12:15 till 1 p.m.

Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

The film “Injury Slight...Please Advise” will be shown at 1:30 p.m.

The museum, 100 Veterans Circle, will be closed on Memorial Day. For more information, call 501-241-1943 or email

The museum also invites people to attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery on Maryland Avenue in Sherwood at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29.