Historic Sites and Museums
The Cross County Museum is located in Wynne, Arkansas next to the Cross County Court House. This wonderful museum is located in the old New Hope School which dates back to the early 1900s. In 2007, the school and one acre of land was donated to the Cross County Historical Society. The museum is well… Read More ›
The Merci Train was a train of 49 French railroad box cars filled with thousands of gifts to show appreciation to the people of the United States. In 1948, American citizens had donated more than 700 box cars of relief goods for France after World War II. The Merci Train arrived in New York Harbor… Read More ›
In 1909, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was contacted about sponsoring a public library. In 1911, the Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 to the city of Clarksdale to build a new library with a provision that the city would purchase land and sustain it. Construction began in 1913 and was opened on Soril 14, 1914. It operated… Read More ›
Located in downtown Cleveland, Mississippi, the Railroad Heritage Museum is like what it’s brochure says, “A walk through History.” Railroads opened up the Mississippi Delta and made this special place what it is today. The museum has exhibits which depict life along the tracks in the early days. There is also a large diorama featuring… Read More ›
The Helena Museum is a large two story museum located in downtown Helena, Arkansas. It dates back to the 1930s and offers a wide variety of exhibits from the Victorian Era, military uniforms, furniture, and lots of items from the Civil War. As you walk through the front door of the museum, it is almost… Read More ›
The Delta Cultural Center Depot Museum is located in the old Missouri Pacific Depot right off Cherry Street in Helena, Arkansas. The building dates back to 1912. The depot not only focuses on railroad history, but as a location to display artwork and promote the Arkansas Delta. Here is student artwork displayed in the lobby…. Read More ›
Take my word, it is definitely worth a visit whether you are a blues fan or not After leaving, you will be a blues fan though.
If you like agriculture, history, or hunting, this museum is definitely for you.
I studied the event in school and talked about it when I was teaching, but when you actually are where it took place, it ushers in a new understanding.
The Delta Cultural Center is a living, breathing entity, not just a stationary thing.