Youth Education


The Delta Cultural Center is an educational resource for families, teachers, students and adults.

On-Site opportunities
Visitors are provided a quality on-site experience through guided tours, performances, lectures, conferences, screenings, re-enactments, living history activities, and exhibit related programs. All designed to support a site-based learning environment.

Off-site opportunities
The Center can provide in-class assistance to teachers on a variety of topics. Our services provide educational programming for classrooms, civic groups, church groups, youth programs and others.

The Delta Cultural Center offers customized presentations in a broad range of subjects. Given a Delta specific topic and adequate time for preparation, our staff of experienced presenters can build a historical program to suit the special needs of classrooms, workshops, civic organizations or in-house tours.

Topics include:

  • Native Americans
  • Civil War in the Delta
  • Railroads
  • Music heritage (Blues, rockabilly, gospel, etc)
  • Many other topics

Instructional Materials
The Center focuses on design and production of classroom materials, teacher & student resources and research guidance. Understanding the importance of life-long learning, we are a reliable educational resource from toddler to mature adult.

Contact Richard Spillman for more information.

Richard Spilman

Education Coordinator

Summer Programs

Delta Days Day Camp

Where: Delta Cultural Center/Delta Eagle

Room at the Depot Museum

When: Tuesday, June 5 – Friday, June 8

Time: 9 am– 12 pm

Ages: 10-13

Cost: Free. Registration is required.

Space is limited to ten children. Registration is required. Children can be registered for one or all three days. The deadline for registering is May 30. Please contact the education coordinator by phone at (870) 338-4350 to register.

Take a trip back in time with this highly interactive and entertaining day camp geared for children between the ages of 10-13. Experience life the way it was lived over 150 years ago as we play a wide variety of old-fashioned games, activities and crafts. Have you ever wondered what it was like to fish with a cane pole, make a yarn doll, eat food from a Dutch oven or write with a quill pen? All of these activities and more will be included.


Tuesday, June 5 - Pioneer Life

  • -Dutch Oven Cooking
  • -Pioneer School Program
  • -Pioneer Toys
  • -Yarn Dolls
  • -Cotton Program

Wednesday, June 6 - Civil War

  • -Civil War Uniforms and Weapons
  • -Make a Model Fort Sumter Flag
  • -Making Hardtack
  • -Depot Museum Scavenger Hunt
  • -Civil War Ink
  • -Stories of the Underground Railroad
  • -Making an Underground Railroad Lantern

 Thursday, June 7 - Steamboats

  • -Steamboat Intro and Pictures
  • -Steamboat Parts Interactive Game
  • -Steamboat Bingo
  • -Steamboat Races
  • -Steamboat Jeopardy

Friday, June 8 - Old- Fashioned Sports and Toys

  • -Make Pioneer Toys
  • -Baseball
  • -Cane Pole Fishing
  • -Football
  • -See River and historic sites
  • -Certificates