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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
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MacArthur Museum to Host Clothesline Project Exhibit
In recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will open a temporary exhibit on April 4 to raise awareness of sexual trauma in the military. The museum is partnering with the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System to host a display of T-shirts and artwork from the “Clothesline Project,” a program that allows survivors to tell their stories, break the silence, and bring public awareness to the issue.
T-shirts used in the exhibit were designed by both male and female survivors of military sexual trauma and represent their stories and recovery journeys.
A reception to open the exhibit will be held at the museum, located at 503 E. 9th St., on Tuesday, April 4, at 11:30 a.m. Experts from the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, the Army National Guard, the Air Force National Guard, and the Vet Center will discuss programs offered by their military branches to address the issues of military sexual trauma, followed by questions from the audience.
The exhibit is open to the public free of charge from April 4 through May 6.
About MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History: The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, operated under the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department, 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.