Since its opening in 1990, the Delta Cultural Center has collected items for its permanent collection. In the beginning of the institution, the focus was artifacts that could help tell the story of the Arkansas Delta in the very first exhibit that was located in the Depot. Today, the museum artifacts number in the thousands. The permanent collection has grown through donations and purchases. The Delta Cultural Center has been fortunate to have received large gifts of both real estate property and collections of objects from families of the Arkansas Delta. Purchases of blues music related items have been added to help tell that important story, and recently Civil War and Battle of Helena artifacts have been added to the collection.
The Delta Cultural Center has relied on the kindness of donors since it was founded. If you have something you’d like to donate, we’d like you to take a minute to read our mission statement below. It will help you better understand our collecting focus.