Let’s move on to the World War I exhibit, Let’s All Be Americans Now. In it, you will see photos of all the men from Dallas County and immediately surrounding areas who served in the war to end all wars. There are fascinating artifacts and mementos within the glass cases that belonged to some of these men, and you can see informal photographs of them along the adjacent wall. The model soldier is wearing Dr. T. E. Rhine’s uniform, and the overcoat belonged to Daniel Kervin. This exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

On the wall to the right are photos of the Wynne boys and one of their brothers-in-law, who all served in World War II. One brought home an infant christening gown worn by the Queen Mum, Queen Elizabeth’s mother. A letter of authentication accompanies it and is fascinating in itself. A leather bomber jacket worn by one brother is on display as well.

(360 photo by Lyndon Green)