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WWI exhibit at Prescott Library

By submitted, 06/2/17 12:57 PM

WWI volunteers at courthouse, approx 1917


PRESCOTT – The Nevada County Depot Museum received a grant of $3,042 for Arkansas Heritage Month in May to create an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of American involvement in The Great War—World War I. The exhibit moved to different locales in the county and Prescott during May and is now at the Prescott Library for the month of June. The centennial of World War I will continue through November 2018.

The exhibit is portable and contains free-standing banners listing the some 550 men from Nevada County who registered for or served in the military. 171 were African-American. Twelve men served as officers. A group of five framed pictures of men or events in Nevada County is also part of the exhibit. The pictures are from the collections of the Depot Museum.   Exhibit Designs of Little Rock produced the banners. Patterson’s Photography in Texarkana, Texas, scanned and enlarged the photos.

On June 19, at 5 P.M., Peggy Lloyd, Depot Museum board member, will give a talk on the impact of World War I in Nevada County and its aftermath at the Prescott Library. The talk will include a PowerPoint presentation and discussion of the exhibit.

If you are interested in having the exhibit at your church, club meeting or at an event in your community, call Ken Petre, curator, at the Depot Museum at 870-887-5821 to make arrangements. It is also possible to arrange for a talk and PowerPoint Presentation if desired. The Depot Museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday to Friday.  The Prescott Library is open from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Tuesday to Friday, but will open on Monday evening, the 19th of June, for the program. The library phone is 870-887-5846. The WWI Exhibit is in the Genealogy Room.

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