MacArthur Museum to Host Vintage Military Vehicle Show

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host its second annual vintage military vehicle show on Saturday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Military vehicles from World War I through Desert Storm will be on display in front of the museum, located at 503 E. 9th St. in downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. A highlight of this event will be the 1915 Dodge Brothers touring car used by General John Pershing in 1916 as he tried to capture Pancho Villa in Mexico. Those wishing to showcase their vintage military vehicles may register on the museum’s website, www.arkmilitaryheritage.com.

Any vehicle may be displayed, as long as it was used by the military in the past. To commemorate the centennial of the start of World War I, this year’s show will feature a program on Camp Pike by Brian Irby, Archival Assistant at the Arkansas History Commission. Camp Pike was constructed in 1917 and served as a training facility during World War I, as well as the headquarters of the Arkansas National Guard. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. inside the museum. All events are free to the public and food trucks will be onsite selling refreshments.

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History relates the military heritage of Arkansas and its citizens to a diverse and widespread audience. Located in the historic Arsenal Building in MacArthur Park – one of central Arkansas’s oldest surviving structures and the birthplace of one of this country’s foremost military heroes – the museum collects, preserves, and interprets our state’s rich military past from its territorial period to the present. For more information, contact Stephan McAteer, Museum Director, at (501) 376-4602, or by email at smcateer@littlerock.org.