Thursday, June 4, 2015

Symposium: Researching Modern Military Records

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a half-day symposium on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 E. 9th St. in Little Rock. 

The theme of the symposium, “Researching Modern Military Records” will feature presentations by History Commission staff, April Goff and Mary Dunn.  

Topics will include, “Tracking My Father’s Footsteps: Tracing Service in Vietnam with Alternate Resources,” and “Citizen Soldiers: Researching Arkansas National Guard Records.”

The event is free. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Teachers can earn up to two professional development hours through attendance. Registration is limited.  Deadline for registration will be July 29, so be sure to register soon. Check-in for registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Arkansas History Commission, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.  The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is located in the historic Arsenal Building in downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park.  The museum preserves the contributions of Arkansas men and women who served in the armed forces from the state’s territorial period to the present.  

For more information about the symposium or to register, please contact us at 501-376-4602 or email us at