Delta Cultural Center
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.
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.
Two parts to the cultural center, one on the history and the other on the art, and musical influence, both very well done. The delta has definitely seen its share (and more) of hardship, the latest being the deep double-dip recession. Helena is home to the King Biscuit Time radio show and the King Biscuit Blues Festival.
I love this place. Especially that Sonny Payne does a radio show there. (King Biscuit) Everyone very helpful and friendly.
This is a great museum that partly focuses on "The Blues.". Enjoyed watched Sunshine Sonny Payne do his radio show.
So much history and culture on display! Definitely worth the visit and the folks here are so helpful.
A great place to learn about the history and culture of the Arkansaa Delta.