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.

Summer Programs

Delta Days Day Camp

Where: Delta Cultural Center/Delta Eagle

Room at the Depot Museum

When: Tuesday, June 7 – Friday, June 10

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 7 - Pioneer Life

  • -Introduction/Activities
  • -Tour of Depot and Visitor's Center
  • -History Nature Hike (Scavenger Hunt)
  • -Diddley Bows 
  • -Program concludes

Wednesday, June 8 - Arts and Crafts

  • -Introduction
  • -Arts and Crafts Day with Special Presenter
  • -Program Concludes

 Thursday, June 9- Arts and Crafts

  • -Introduction
  • -Arts and Crafts Day with Special Presenter
  • -Program concludes

Friday, June 10 

  • -Introduction
  • -Finish Diddley Bows
  • -Native American Games and Rain sticks
  • -Certificates/Ceremony
  • -Program concludes

Rain Day Activities  (Steamboat Program/Steamboat Bingo/Craft; Fur Trade Program; Pioneer Toys)

Past Programs and Educational Events