Learn the story of Arkansas's first people, in their own words. Those words and more than 150 objects tell teh history of the Caddo, Osage and Quapaw--their arrival, their lives here, their forced removal and how their traditions continue today.
“King Biscuit Time,” the nation’s longest-running blues radio program, is hosted each weekday at the DCC Visitor’s Center by “Sunshine” Sonny Payne, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Admission is free; the public is welcome to attend.
“Delta Sounds,” hosted by DCC Assistant Director Thomas Jacques and Payne, is broadcast each Friday at 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Gallery hours at the DCC Visitors Center at 141 Cherry Street and the nearby DCC Depot at 95 Missouri Street are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
For more information, interested persons can contact the Delta Cultural Center at (870) 338-4350 or toll free at (800) 358-0972, visit the DCC online at www.deltaculturalcenter.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This traveling exhibition is composed of informative panels featuring photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. The DCC is one of only 200 sites around the country to host the exhibit.
An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, from 4:00-5:30 at the DCC Visitors Center in conjunction with the Warfield Music Festival. Additional programming includes the following films and lectures with Civil War themes:
• May 10 – Showing of the 2012 Steven Spielberg film, “ Lincoln”, at the Malco Theatre; 7:00 p.m.
• May 15 – Trey Berry, vice president for academic affairs for Southern Arkansas University, will present a program titled "Abraham Lincoln and Arkansas: The President's Influence and Interest in the State" at the Beth El Heritage Hall; 6:00 p.m.
• May 17 – Showing of the 1939 John Ford film, “Young Mr. Lincoln”, starring Henry Fonda at the Malco Theatre; 7:00 p.m.
• May 22 - . Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will discuss the Battle of Helena at the Beth El Heritage Hall; 6:00 p.m.
Tour the museum and examine all the restoration work on the exterior of the building, built between 1882 and 1894.
In celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month, grab your GPS unit or use your Smartphone App to search for clues about the first settlers to Lee Creek Valley. Learn about our cultural heritage by visiting the home sites of the first pioneers to this rugged area. This family-fun event requires you to explore many areas of the park. Drop by the Devil’s Den State Park visitor center to pick up the coordinates to lead you on your historic journey in this month-long event.
Photojournalism event displaying the ten most historic churches in Mississippi County.
The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County will spotlight sites within the county that are on the National Register of Historic Places through museum exhibits and newspaper articles.
Informative panels feature photographic reproductions of original documents, including a draft of Lincoln’s first inaugural speech, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment. The DCC is one of only 200 sites around the country to host the exhibit. The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Wildlife of Arkansas Student Art Traveling Exhibit will open with an Awards Ceremony Friday evening, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center. The exhibit will travel throughout the AR Game and Fish Nature Centers showcasing the top 4 works of art in each grade K-12. A calendar of the winning works, 2014 Wildlife of Arkansas Calendar of Art, will be available for purchase at the opening.
The work of Walter Arnold will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the Ozark Bathhouse at 425 Central Avenue. His work will also be available at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. Walter Arnold will be on hand during the event and present a lecture.
This community exhibit on historic districts and significant individual buildings in Benton County will rotate to four different venues in Rogers and may be hosted at other sites in the county as well. The current location of the Rogers Historical Museum’s community exhibits is available on the museum's website.
A variety of family-friendly projects, events and programs are planned throughout the weekend. Union and Confederate reenactors welcome school groups to their camps on Friday, May 24. Activities on Saturday, May 25, include two battles and lectures by noted Civil War historians. On May 26, a Sunday morning religious service is planned.
BATTLE OF HELENA 150
Join us May 24-26 in historic Helena. This observance of the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Helena is sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center, the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 24:
Spectators are encouraged to visit the camps during the day. Registered food and merchandise vendors will be open for business.
All Day Reenactor, Artillery and Vendor set up
9 AM – 5 PM Participant Registration Open
Delta Cultural Center Depot
Noon-7 PM Vendors Open at Cherry Street Pavilion
Noon-5 PM Moore-Hornor Home Open for Tours
Noon-Sunset Camps Open for Visitors
5 PM After-hours viewing of “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” exhibit
Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center
7 PM Battle Briefing at Beth El Heritage Hall
(Open to Reenactors and the Public)
Saturday, May 25:
Designated areas will be provided for viewing the assault on the Fort. Some activities are restricted to registered Reenactors only. Spectators will hear distant gunfire moving closer to town as the morning progresses and the activity nears Fort Curtis.
Battle of Helena Reenactment Event:
9 AM-Sunset Camps Open for Visitors
8 AM-10 AM Participant Registration Open
Delta Cultural Center Depot
9 AM-Noon Moore-Hornor Home Open for Reenactment Tours
Living History & Civil War hospital interpretation
9 AM Confederate Army begin their march through Crowley’s Ridge toward Helena
9 AM-11 PM Skirmish atop the ridge road toward Battery C
10 AM-9 PM Vendors Open at Cherry Street Pavilion
10 AM First shots of the Battle of Helena 150
(Confederates start driving in Federal pickets)
11AM-1PM Spectators Witness the Battle of Helena 150 reenactment
Designated viewing area near Fort Curtis
11 AM-11:30 AM Skirmish on historic Battery C
11:30 AM-Noon Attack on Battery C and Fort Curtis
(Federal retreat from Battery C to Fort Curtis – Confederates pursue)
Noon-5 PM Moore-Hornor Home Open for Regular Tours
Noon-1 PM Final charge onto Fort Curtis
1 PM Battle of Helena Reenactment concludes
3 PM-7 PM Artillery training in Fort Curtis
(Registered Reenactors Only)
Battle of Helena 150 Lectures:
The reenactment will be followed by a series of Civil War lectures at Beth El Heritage Hall 406 Perry Street in Historic Downtown Helena. The lectures are free and open to the public.
2 PM Music by Harmony
3 PM Dyan Bohnert: “Food and Medicine of the Civil War and Before”
4 PM Mark Christ: “The Battle of Helena”
5 PM Music by Harmony
6 PM Jack Myers: “U.S.S. Tyler”
Downtown Evening Events:
Spectators are encouraged to attend the artillery demonstration and free outdoor concert.
Sunset Artillery demonstration on levee near Cherry Street Pavilion
8:30 PM Civil War concert and dance at the Cherry Street Pavilion
Sunday, May 26:
Spectators are welcome to observe the reenactment along the banks of the Mississippi River in the Helena River Park.
Secondary Battle of Helena 150 Reenactment:
8:00 – 9:30 AM Battle at Fort Curtis
10:00 AM Worship Service at Cherry Street Pavilion
11:00 AM Battle of Helena 150 Concludes
11:15 AM Artillery training in Fort Curtis
(Registered Reenactors Only)
Some activities and events are for reenactors only.
Spectator areas will be designated.
Please bring your own lawn chairs.
Registered food and merchandise vendors will be set up.
This celebration in Twin Groves honors the art and architecture of Silas Owens, Sr. Listen to a related lecture by AHPP's Holly Hope. Kids will enjoy traditional games, a fish fry, community concert and photography contest.
In addition to plowing and planting demonstrations, enjoy activities like horseshoes and fishing. Enjoy skills and crafts displays, old time farm equipment and the highlight of the day is the Tractor Race.
Celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month with a special, behind-the-scenes tour of five historic structures. Learn about the development and decline of a steamboat town, and discover the fascinating story of how these buildings were saved and painstakingly preserved.
A new tour of the Belle Grove Historic District features the 22 city blocks with diverse Victorian architecture styles. Structures in the area were built from the 1840s through the 1930s. Tour participants meet on the lawn of the Clayton House.
The Community Development Partnership invites the public to a free premier screening of 15 mini-documentaries based on historic photographs and history of the neighborhoods on Main and Spring Streets in downtown Eureka Springs. This celebration of Arkansas Heritage Month will follow the presentation of the annual Eureka Springs Historic District Commission Stewardship Awards. Refreshments will be provided.
To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, MTCC will unveil its newest art collection, "Stirring the Soul of History, Vol. 1". Come help us mark an important milestone in the preservation of Arkansas's African American history and culture with a night of art, music, and food. Event is free and open to the public.
Saving Hot Springs Historic Structures Lecture Series #5: Catyherine Thornton signs her book, "The Art of History: Catherine Thornton's Hot Springs."
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