Monday December 5, 2016

Monday Events

“Holiday Remembrance – Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.laman.library.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Planes of World War II” William F. Laman Public Library

The Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch will host a “Planes of World War II.” Families are invited to make paper airplanes representing all types of planes from World War II. This free event will begin at 9:00 am and will be ongoing throughout the day until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Bobby’s Bike Hike is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“Lake Cruise” Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Pinnacle Mountain State Park will have an interpretive cruise on Lake Maumelle. Park interpreters will highlight different topics and themes while cruising on a pontoon boat. Cruise starts at 10:00 am and the cost is $15.00, with an $8.00 rate for Veterans. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located at 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain/ or call (501) 868-5806.

“Argenta Monday Movies – Pearl Harbor” William F. Laman Public Library

The movie Pearl Harbor will be shown at 12:30 pm at Laman Library’s Argenta Branch. Free brown bag lunches will be provided for patrons; please RSVP by calling (501) 687-1061. The Argenta Branch of Laman Library is located at 420 Main Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.laman.library.org or by phone at (501) 687-1061.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Monday Exhibits

“Arkansas National Guard in World War II” Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas National Guard Museum on Camp J. T. Robinson displays a permanent exhibit about the Arkansas National Guard in World War II. This exhibit displays where the four Arkansas National Guard units saw service in World War II. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm with free admission. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; guided tours are available at the top of the hour from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, excluding the noon hour. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Camp Robinson during World War II” North Little Rock Heritage Center

Camp Robinson during World War II at the North Little Rock Heritage Center is an exhibit portraying what Camp Robinson looked like and how it developed throughout the war. The North Little Rock Heritage Center is located at 506 Main Street, North Little Rock and is open from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm or by appointment with free admission. To learn more please visit www.nlrheritagecenter.org.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

Tuesday December 6, 2016

Tuesday Events

“Holiday Remembrance – Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.laman.library.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Planes of World War II” William F. Laman Public Library

The Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch will host a “Planes of World War II.” Families are invited to make paper airplanes representing all types of planes from World War II. This free event will begin at 9:00 am and will be ongoing throughout the day until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Lake Cruise” Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Pinnacle Mountain State Park will have an interpretive cruise on Lake Maumelle. Park interpreters will highlight different topics and themes while cruising on a pontoon boat. Cruise starts at 10:00 am and the cost is $15.00, with an $8.00 rate for Veterans. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located at 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain/ or call (501) 868-5806.

“National Geographic’s Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack” Central Arkansas Library System

National Geographic’s Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack will be shown at the Central Arkansas Library System’s Ron Robinson Theater. Doors will open at 10:30 am with the screening beginning at 11:00 am. The screening is free with complimentary refreshments provided. Ron Robinson Theater is located at 100 River Market Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.cals.org/ronrobinson or by phone at (501) 320-5715.

“Honoring Our Veterans” William F. Laman Public Library

Join the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch to make paper poppies for veterans. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. The free event will take place from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Monuments Men Movie and Lost Art” William F. Laman Public Library

The Teen Center at Laman Library’s Main Branch will show the movie “The Monuments Men” at 4:00 pm. The movie is about a group of men and women from 13 nations that joined the front lines of World War II to save art and preserve history. The movie will be shown free of charge for participants 12 to 18 years of age. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Tuesday Exhibits

“Arkansas National Guard in World War II” Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas National Guard Museum on Camp J. T. Robinson displays a permanent exhibit about the Arkansas National Guard in World War II. This exhibit displays where the four Arkansas National Guard units saw service in World War II. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm with free admission. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; guided tours are available at the top of the hour from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, excluding the noon hour. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Living History: The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame partnered to create an exhibit where visitors can learn about the success and talents of Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has inducted 85 individuals, including poet Maya Angelou, civil rights attorney Wiley Branton Sr., athlete Sidney Moncrief and musician Pharaoh Sanders. Housed on the third floor of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the exhibit highlights art, music, sports, education and civil rights by emphasizing the achievements of black Arkansans beginning in the early 20th century. One inductee is Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett who served during World War II as a Tuskegee airman. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is open for free admission from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com or call (501) 683-3593.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Camp Robinson during World War II” North Little Rock Heritage Center

Camp Robinson during World War II at the North Little Rock Heritage Center is an exhibit portraying what Camp Robinson looked like and how it developed throughout the war. The North Little Rock Heritage Center is located at 506 Main Street, North Little Rock and is open from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm or by appointment with free admission. To learn more please visit www.nlrheritagecenter.org.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

Wednesday December 7, 2016

Wednesday Events

“Holiday Remembrance – Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.laman.library.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Pearl Harbor Day” William F. Laman Public Library

The Adult Services Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch complimentary coffee and donuts will be served to patrons. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Planes of World War II” William F. Laman Public Library

The Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch will host a “Planes of World War II.” Families are invited to make paper airplanes representing all types of planes from World War II. This free event will begin at 9:00 am and will be ongoing throughout the day until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Bobby’s Bike Hike is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“Lake Cruise” Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Pinnacle Mountain State Park will have an interpretive cruise on Lake Maumelle. Park interpreters will highlight different topics and themes while cruising on a pontoon boat. Cruise starts at 10:00 am and the cost is $15.00, with an $8.00 rate for Veterans. Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located at 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain/ or call (501) 868-5806.

“Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor Ceremony” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor Ceremony will be hosted at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. The ceremony begins at 11:30 am. The museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) was in Tokyo Bay for the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The tugboat Hoga will be available for public viewing along with the museum’s exhibitions including a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. After the ceremony refreshments will be served at the museum. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

A Pearl for Kizzy Book Signing” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

Congressman Ed Bethune will be at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Congressman Bethune will give a talk about his book A Pearl for Kizzy: A World War II Novel. The book will be for sale in the museum’s gift shop and signed by the author Congressman Bethune on site. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information about the book please visit www.edbethune.com or you can contact the museum at (501) 371-8320.

“Documentary Viewing” William F. Laman Public Library

Laman Library’s Argenta Branch will be showing National Geographic’s “Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack” narrated by Tom Brokaw. This free showing of the documentary will be shown at 2:00 pm. After the movie a discussion surrounding the events of Pearl Harbor will take place. Refreshments will be served. The Argenta Branch of Laman Library is located at 420 Main Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 687-1061.

“Pearl Harbor Remembrance” William F. Laman Public Library

The Teen Center at Laman Library’s Main Branch will host “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” which will feature activities like trivia made especially for teens. This event is free and will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. All participants must be 12 to 18 years of age to participate in the Teen Center. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Remembering World War II through the Eyes of St. Joseph’s Orphans” St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

St. Joseph Center will have an Open House from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The former Orphanage will provide tours and talks with residents during World War II. St. Joseph Center of Arkansas is located at 6800 Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock. Admission is free; donations are accepted. For more information please visit www.stjosephcenter.org or by phone at (501) 993-4560.

“A Christmas Story” Arkansas Repertory Theatre

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Arkansas Repertory Theatre invites active-duty military, retired service personnel, and their families to a special Military Night at A Christmas Story. As a Blue Star Theatre, The Rep will take $5 off each ticket purchased, and host a private pre-show reception for all Military Night attendees. The pre-show reception will feature family-friendly activities including coloring projects, a special photo opportunity, free hot chocolate, and more. There is a limited number of seats available. To book into this reserved section, call The Rep Box Office at (501) 378-0405 and tell them you want to book into the Military Night section. Please note, this offer is not valid online. Arkansas Repertory Theatre sends a sincere THANK YOU to all military service members and their families for proudly and courageously serving us and their country. Admission is $35-$45 (with discount) for a pre-show reception at 6:00 pm and show time at 7:00 pm. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is located at 610 Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information please visit www.therep.org.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Wednesday Exhibits

“Arkansas National Guard in World War II” Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas National Guard Museum on Camp J. T. Robinson displays a permanent exhibit about the Arkansas National Guard in World War II. This exhibit displays where the four Arkansas National Guard units saw service in World War II. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm with free admission. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; guided tours are available at the top of the hour from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, excluding the noon hour. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Living History: The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame partnered to create an exhibit where visitors can learn about the success and talents of Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has inducted 85 individuals, including poet Maya Angelou, civil rights attorney Wiley Branton Sr., athlete Sidney Moncrief and musician Pharaoh Sanders. Housed on the third floor of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the exhibit highlights art, music, sports, education and civil rights by emphasizing the achievements of black Arkansans beginning in the early 20th century. One inductee is Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett who served during World War II as a Tuskegee airman. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is open for free admission from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com or call (501) 683-3593.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Camp Robinson during World War II” North Little Rock Heritage Center

Camp Robinson during World War II at the North Little Rock Heritage Center is an exhibit portraying what Camp Robinson looked like and how it developed throughout the war. The North Little Rock Heritage Center is located at 506 Main Street, North Little Rock and is open from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm or by appointment with free admission. To learn more please visit www.nlrheritagecenter.org.

“Perry County Stories of Pearl Harbor” Central Arkansas Library System

The Central Arkansas Library System’s Max Milam Library in Perryville, Arkansas, will have a display of stories from local families that have documented relatives accounts of serving during Pearl Harbor or World War II. The Max Milam Library is located at 609 Aplin Street in Perryville. The display will be free and open to the public from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. To learn more please visit www.cals.org/about/locations/milam.aspx or by phone at (501) 889-2554.

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

Thursday December 8, 2016

Thursday Events

“Holiday Remembrance – Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.laman.library.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Bobby’s Bike Hike is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“Day of Infamy: 24 Hours that Changed History” Clinton Presidential Library

High school students are invited to examine the actions taken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 24 hours following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The interactive program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and provide a unique opportunity for students to analyze primary source materials featured in the new temporary exhibit at the Roosevelt Presidential Library–“Day of Infamy: 24 Hours that Changed History.” Following the virtual field trip, school groups may visit The Anne Frank Tree and tour the Clinton Presidential Library. Students, homeschool groups, and school personnel are admitted for FREE with a reservation. All additional adults will be admitted at the group rate of $8.00 per adult. The Clinton Presidential Library is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“History Roundtable” Arkansas National Guard Museum

“Arkansas’s Date with Infamy” history roundtable will be presented at the Arkansas National Guard Museum in the Lloyd England Hall. Come and learn how the men from the Land of Opportunity impacted the attack on Pearl Harbor while some men met their final date with infamy. Allison Hiblong with the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum will speak on stories from Arkansas service men on December 7, 1941. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“Living History: The Japanese-American Internment” William F. Laman Public Library

The Teen Center located at Laman Library’s Main Branch will host “Living History: The Japanese-American Internment.” This event will allow participants between 12 to 18 years of age to listen to the stories from those Japanese-Americans interned in Arkansas following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The event is free and will be available from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Art of Motion: Tango” Arkansas Arts Center

Tango lesson, no partner required, good for beginners and seasoned dancers; followed by music for open dance. Refreshments provided. Guests are welcome to dress up in 1940s attire. Lesson begins at 7:00 pm with Open Dance from 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm in the lower lobby. The event is free for Arkansas Arts Center members and $10 for general public. The Arkansas Arts Center is located at 501 East 9th Street, Little Rock. For more information visit www.arkansasartscenter.org or call the museum at (501) 372-4000.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Thursday Exhibits

“Arkansas National Guard in World War II” Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas National Guard Museum on Camp J. T. Robinson displays a permanent exhibit about the Arkansas National Guard in World War II. This exhibit displays where the four Arkansas National Guard units saw service in World War II. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm with free admission. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; guided tours are available at the top of the hour from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, excluding the noon hour. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Living History: The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame partnered to create an exhibit where visitors can learn about the success and talents of Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has inducted 85 individuals, including poet Maya Angelou, civil rights attorney Wiley Branton Sr., athlete Sidney Moncrief and musician Pharaoh Sanders. Housed on the third floor of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the exhibit highlights art, music, sports, education and civil rights by emphasizing the achievements of black Arkansans beginning in the early 20th century. One inductee is Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett who served during World War II as a Tuskegee airman. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is open for free admission from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com or call (501) 683-3593.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Camp Robinson during World War II” North Little Rock Heritage Center

Camp Robinson during World War II at the North Little Rock Heritage Center is an exhibit portraying what Camp Robinson looked like and how it developed throughout the war. The North Little Rock Heritage Center is located at 506 Main Street, North Little Rock and is open from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm or by appointment with free admission. To learn more please visit www.nlrheritagecenter.org.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

Friday December 9, 2016

Friday Events

“Holiday Remembrance–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Bobby’s Bike Hike is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“Lunch at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Laman Library’s Main Branch will serve lunch to veterans before the showing of Tora, Tora, Tora. This free lunch is open to all veterans and will be served at 12:00 pm. Veterans who would like to participate are asked to RSVP by calling the Adult Services department at (501) 758-1720. Space is limited and reservations will be first come first serve. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org org by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Reel Movies–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Adult Services Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch will be showing Tora, Tora, Tora. This showing is free to the public and begins at 1:30 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Fertle Holiday” The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Veterans will receive a 20% discount on tickets to the performance of A Fertle Holiday at The Joint on December 9th for an 8:00 pm show. A Fertle Holiday is an original two-act comedy chronicling the Fertle Family’s trouble-ridden holiday reunion in the tiny town of Dumpster, Arkansas, as they attempt to entertain their rich relatives from San Diego. Admission is $22 (add $2.20 fee if ordered online), $17.60 for veterans by phone or at the door. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse is located on 301 Main Street, North Little Rock. For more information you can visit: www.thejointargenta.com.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Friday Exhibits

“Arkansas National Guard in World War II” Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas National Guard Museum on Camp J. T. Robinson displays a permanent exhibit about the Arkansas National Guard in World War II. This exhibit displays where the four Arkansas National Guard units saw service in World War II. The Arkansas National Guard Museum is located at the corner of 6th and Missouri on Camp J. T. Robinson in North Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm with free admission. For more information please visit www.arngmuseum.com or by phone at (501) 212-5215.

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm; guided tours are available at the top of the hour from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, excluding the noon hour. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Living History: The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame partnered to create an exhibit where visitors can learn about the success and talents of Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has inducted 85 individuals, including poet Maya Angelou, civil rights attorney Wiley Branton Sr., athlete Sidney Moncrief and musician Pharaoh Sanders. Housed on the third floor of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the exhibit highlights art, music, sports, education and civil rights by emphasizing the achievements of black Arkansans beginning in the early 20th century. One inductee is Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett who served during World War II as a Tuskegee airman. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is open for free admission from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com or call (501) 683-3593.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Camp Robinson during World War II” North Little Rock Heritage Center

Camp Robinson during World War II at the North Little Rock Heritage Center is an exhibit portraying what Camp Robinson looked like and how it developed throughout the war. The North Little Rock Heritage Center is located at 506 Main Street, North Little Rock and is open from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm or by appointment with free admission. To learn more please visit www.nlrheritagecenter.org.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

Saturday December 10, 2016

Saturday Events

“Holiday Remembrance–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

Come to the Main Branch of the Laman Library to send Christmas cards to the service men and women who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and their families. This free event will take place from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Military can also take part in the Historic Neighborhoods and Pork and Bourbon Bicycle Tours. The Historic Neighborhoods Bicycle Tour begins at 9:00 am and allows participants to discover Little Rock’s rich, colorful history as you parade through quiet tree lined streets, city parks, and historic places on this 2 hour bicycle tour. Rates for this tour for military are $22.00 (normally $27.50). The Pork and Bourbon Bicycle Tour begins at 11:30 am and allows participants to sample your way through some the the South’s favorite delicacies–Ribs, southern sides and desserts, local craft beer and bourbon. Rates for this tour for military are $38.50 (normally $50.00). Bobby’s Bike Hike is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“A Fertle Holiday” The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse

Veterans will receive a 20% discount on tickets to the performance of A Fertle Holiday at The Joint on December 10th for an 8:00 pm show. A Fertle Holiday is an original two-act comedy chronicling the Fertle Family’s trouble-ridden holiday reunion in the tiny town of Dumpster, Arkansas, as they attempt to entertain their rich relatives from San Diego. Admission is $22 (add $2.20 fee if ordered online), $17.60 for veterans by phone or at the door. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse is located on 301 Main Street, North Little Rock. For more information you can visit: www.thejointargenta.com.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Saturday Exhibits

“World War II Collections” Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives has a large collection of historic material related to World War II that may be researched by the public, including personal records, diaries, oral histories, government documents, Arkansas National Guard Records, artifacts, and newspapers from communities throughout the state. Various World War II manuscript collections explore the work of defense plant employees, share the thoughts of soldiers and civilians through letters and diaries, document POW camps, examine Japanese-American internment camps, and highlight government, civilian and military work in Arkansas as well as overseas. The Arkansas State Archives is located just west of the State Capitol, at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock and is open from 8:00 am till 4:30 pm. To learn more please visit www.ark-ives.com or call (501) 682-6900.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“The Four Freedoms” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Four Freedoms at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History is an exhibit of Norman Rockwell original posters based on the speech given to Congress by President Roosevelt on December 8, 1941. Admission to the museum is $3.00 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and military families, and $1.00 for students. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Inventions from War to Everyday” William F. Laman Public Library

Come and see a display of inventions created for World War II now used in everyday life at the Children’s Department at Laman Library’s Main Branch. The display can be viewed for free from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“Learn at Laman–Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary” William F. Laman Public Library

The Main Branch of Laman Library will display books on the topic of Pearl Harbor. Patrons will be provided handouts to learn more about the ships that were lost and the names of the victims lost on each ship. One of the displays will focus on women who served in Hawaii in 1941. The displays will be available to view for free from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Main Branch of Laman Library is located at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.lamanlibrary.org or by phone at (501) 758-1720.

“A Living History: The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame partnered to create an exhibit where visitors can learn about the success and talents of Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame has inducted 85 individuals, including poet Maya Angelou, civil rights attorney Wiley Branton Sr., athlete Sidney Moncrief and musician Pharaoh Sanders. Housed on the third floor of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the exhibit highlights art, music, sports, education and civil rights by emphasizing the achievements of black Arkansans beginning in the early 20th century. One inductee is Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett who served during World War II as a Tuskegee airman. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is open for free admission from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 501 West 9th Street in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.mosaictemplarscenter.com or call (501) 683-3593.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm; self-guided tours are available. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Events

“Tora, Tora, Tora!” Jacksonville Museum of Military History

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is showing the Pearl Harbor Classic Movie, Tora, Tora, Tora! at 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be available. Seating is limited to the first 75 people. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. The Jacksonville Museum of Military History is located at 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. For more information please visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org or call the museum at (501) 241-1943.

“Military Discount” Bobby’s Bike Hike

All military will receive a 10% off discount on rentals and services at Bobby’s Bike Hike. Bobby’s Bike Hike is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and is located at 400 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more information please visit www.bobbysbikehike.com/littlerock/ or by phone at (501) 613-7001.

“Veterans Discount” Firehouse Hostel and Museum

All Veterans will receive a 25% off their stay at the new Firehouse Hostel and Museum, a 36-bed hostel and firefighting museum in a renovated, historic firehouse in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock. They offer complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, continental breakfast, a self-service kitchen, and tours of the firefighting museum. The Firehouse Hostel and Museum is located at 1201 Commerce Street in Little Rock. For more information, please visit www.firehousehostel.org or by phone at (501) 476-0294.

Sunday Exhibits

“The 1940s” ESSE Purse Museum and Store

“The 1940s” Exhibit is a permanent exhibit that showcases women’s accessories during the 1940s at the ESSE Purse Museum and Store. Fashion retreated to the back burner with wartime rationing in the early ’40s. Purses became larger and more practical to accommodate the new self-sufficient women, symbolized by Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude. But women breathed a collective sigh of fashion relief in 1947, when French designer Christian Dior’s “New Look” brought elegance and femininity — and the elegant clutch purse — back into full bloom. ESSE Purse Museum and Store is located at 1510 Main Street, Little Rock and is open from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm with a discounted military rate of $8. To learn more please visit www.essepursemuseum.com.

“Memorials and Monuments” Arkansas State Capitol

Since 1911, the Arkansas State Capitol has been the center of Arkansas’s state government. This beautiful historic landmark is both a handsome structure and a vital working building. The Capitol Building is open from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm; self-guided tours are available. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are available 24 hours. The grounds include memorials such as “Medal of Honor Memorial” honoring Arkansas’s 25 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, “The Eternal Flame” that symbolizes the “Spirit of Freedom,” and many more. The Arkansas State Capitol is located at 500 Woodlane Street in Little Rock. For more information visit www.sos.arkansas.gov or call (501) 682-5080.

“Bookends of World War II” Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two naval vessels that bookend World War II. The tugboat USS Hoga (YT 146) fought fires in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack and the submarine USS Razorback (SS 394) which was in Tokyo Bay during the surrender ceremony of the Japanese, ending World War II. The museum’s exhibitions features the history of the two vessels, a diorama of Pearl Harbor from December 7, 1941, as well as information about USS Arkansas (BB 33). Tours will be available of the submarine from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm. Active and retired military receive a discounted admission rate. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is located at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. For more information please visit www.aimmuseum.org or by phone at (501) 371-8320.

“Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs” MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. This permanent exhibit showcases selected photographs from the museum’s Allison Collection of World War II press photographs. Jim Allison, a sports reporter for the Houston Press during the war, amassed a collection of over 4,600 images from photojournalists depicting scenes from all theaters of conflict. The entire collection is available for viewing on the museum’s website at www.arkmilitaryheritage.com. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located at 503 East 9th Street, Little Rock and is open from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm with free admission. For more information you can visit www.arkmilitaryheritage.com or by phone at (501) 376-4602.

“Anne Frank Tree Installation” Clinton Presidential Center

The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest permanent exhibit marks human rights injustices from both theaters of World War II. The exhibit features an installation surrounding a sapling taken from the white horse chestnut tree that stood outside Anne Frank’s Secret Annex when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The Center’s installation consists of five framed, etched glass panels–arranged around the sapling to evoke the feeling of being inside a room–surrounded by complimentary natural landscaping. The two front panels feature quotes from Anne Frank and President Bill Clinton. The three additional panels convey the complex history of human rights in Arkansas through descriptions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These panels feature quotes from Chief Heckaton, hereditary chief of the Quapaw during Arkansas’s Indian Removal; George Takei, Japanese-American actor who was interned at the Rohwer Relocation Center in Desha County, Arkansas, in 1942; and Melba Patillo Beals, member of the Little Rock Nine. Admission is free to walk through the Anne Frank installation. Discount admission for retired U.S. military members and free admission for active duty U.S. military members to tour the Clinton Presidential Center from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. For more inforamtion please visit www.clintonlibrary.gov or by phone at (501) 370-5050.