The Delta Cultural Center in downtown Helena, Arkansas, is a cultural center and museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the culture of the Arkansas Delta. They also partner with other cultural organizations to interepret different cultural elements.Plan my day in Helena using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
The center consists of three buildings:
A Visitors Center which houses an interactive exhibition of Delta music including the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the broadcast facilities for King Biscuit Time which is the longest running blues radio program in the nation.
The Train Depot, a former Union Pacific station, at Natchez and Missouri Street, houses exhibits on the American Civil War in Helena including the 1863 Battle of Helena, Union occupation of the area, slave experiences, and women in Civil War Helena. The Train Depot also has exhibits on the history of the Mississippi River including the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and exhibits on Delta agriculture and Native American history. This c. 1915 Craftsman/Classical Revival building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Moore-Hornor House, at 323 Beech Street, is a red brick Greek Revival/Italianate-style home built in 1859, and is also listed on the National Register. The back yard of the home saw fierce hand-to-hand fighting during the Battle of Helena in the Civil War.
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This museum has an amazing blues exhibit! Any blues fans should take the time to stop in, especially if Kin Biscuit Time is airing!!!
This museum has an amazing blues exhibit! Any blues fans should take the time to stop in, especially if Kin Biscuit Time is airing!!! more »
Loved our time at the DCC. My 16 year old son and I got there in time to watch Tom Jaques DJ 'The King Biscuit Blues Show' on KFFA. That was a treat. Then Cliff Dean with the museum came over and...
Loved our time at the DCC. My 16 year old son and I got there in time to watch Tom Jaques DJ 'The King Biscuit Blues Show' on KFFA. That was a treat. Then Cliff Dean with the museum came over and... more »
Great piece of history. We enjoyed it very much. If you love the blues it is a must stop.
Located in an old railroad station, the exhibits present the cultural history of the Arkansas Delta, from native Americans, agriculture, slavery and reconstruction. If you are a history buff, plan to spend time here and at th second location nearby.
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