Friday, September 7, 2007

Delta Cultural Center Helena, Arkansas

Delta Cultural Center
141 Cherry Street
Helena, AR 72342
Phone: (870) 338-4350
or (800) 358-0972

The Delta Cultural Center, located in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas, is a museum dedicated to the history of the Arkansas Delta. The museum interprets the history of the Delta through exhibits, educational programs, annual events, and guided tours. Come in and experience what the Delta has to offer. Currently the museum is hosting an exhibit on the delta blues, “Helena: Main Street of the Blues” gives a unique perspective of the delta’s rich blues music history.

The Arkansas Delta region's heritage is steeped in rich sights, sounds, people and events. It is the mission of the Delta Cultural Center to preserve, interpret and present the cultural heritage of this legendary 27-county region. From its blues music to the mighty river that runs through it, the Delta story unfolds within this unique Helena landmark.

The Delta Cultural Center is comprised of two museum locations - the Depot and the Visitors Center. The Depot features the exhibit “A Heritage of Determination” which details the history of the Delta from its earliest inhabitants, into early settlement, through great Mississippi River floods. On the upper floor of the Depot, “Civil War in the Delta” gives visitors insight into Union occupation and the Battle of Helena. The Visitors Center, located one block north of the Depot, features “Delta Sounds” music exhibit, a live radio studio, changing exhibit space, and the Museum Store. Discover the Delta at the Delta Cultural Center! The Delta Cultural Center is a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

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