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Traveling Exhibit on Arkansas in World War I Makes Stop at Hendrix College Library

CONWAY, Ark. (October 30, 2017) – “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” a traveling exhibit of the Arkansas State Archives, will be on display in Hendrix College’s Bailey Library, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Winfield Street, throughout the month of November.

“The Great War” features World War I-era documents, photographs, posters, maps, and other historical objects that provide context for Arkansas’ role in World War I, both within the borders of the state and on the front lines. The display outlines the war’s timeline while also sharing information on the training of troops in Arkansas, heroes from Arkansas, information on life overseas and at home, and logistical concerns such as provisions and healthcare during wartime.

As a companion piece with a more localized focus, Bailey Library will display its own concurrent exhibit, “The Great War: Life at Hendrix,” a collection of materials from the Hendrix College Archives. 

Bailey Library is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

For further information about either exhibit, contact Janice Weddle, 501-450-1303 or weddle@hendrix.edu

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu