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.