Upgraded Delta Cultural Center reopens in Arkansas

HELENA, Ark. -- The Delta Cultural Center, a major attraction in southeastern Arkansas, reopened last month with expanded facilities and new, interactive exhibits.

The center, which occupies a restored 1912 railroad depot, is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

With the upgrading, it continues the mission it undertook almost a decade ago of providing a comprehensive overview of the state's Delta region. The life of cotton-field workers during the 20th century is among the exhibits.

Quatrefoil Associates of Laurel, Md., responsible for setting up the exhibits at the Central High School Museum in Little Rock, created and installed the Delta Center's exhibits.

In addition to the center, Helena is noted for its historical homes and a mid-October blues festival. Admission to the center is free. For groups, escorted tours can be arranged by calling Lettie Ford weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The center is open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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