Lakeport Legacies–Remembering Camp Monticello
Remembering Camp Monticello: Archaeology of Arkansas’s World War II Home Front Heritage
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Refreshments & Conversation @ 5:30 pm
Program @ 6:00 pm
Camp Monticello, the Italian Prisoner of War (PoW) camp located in Monticello, is a significant part of Arkansas’s World War II Home Front heritage. It opened as a training facility for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1943 and served as a PoW camp for Italians from 1943 to 1946. Dr. Barnes will discuss recent excavations at the site and the role of historical and oral records archeology.