DCC Announces New “Delta Drop-In” Programs

Delta Cultural Center - Thursday, February 26, 2015

HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR - The Delta Cultural Center announces a new program entitled, “Delta Drop-in”, which will be held each Saturday from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. These informal programs will be presented by DCC staff members, and will provide a unique look into the museum. Visitors may get to see a new artifact, learn about a person featured in our exhibits, or discover new facts about the Delta region.

DCC Director Katie Harrington will begin the series with a program on February 7 about the next phase of restoration at the Moore Hornor House entitled, “From Floor to Ceiling: Doing Things Right.” She will talk about the need for attention to detail to ensure historical accuracy, and will give visitors a sneak peek of some of the decorative elements that will be installed.

Ron Kelley will present a program about Civil War valentines on February 14. He will give a brief history of Valentine’s Day, share poetry of the era, and conduct an interactive activity for the kids.

DCC Curator Bill Branch will take you to “The Dark Side of the Museum” on February 21. He will discuss the caring for, and preservation of, the permanent collection of any museum. Visitors will get a glimpse into the actual collection storage room of the DCC, a room that is not open to the general public.

Closing out the month will be DCC Assistant Director Thomas Jacques presenting, “The Rock and Roll Heart of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.” He will take a look at the gospel music pioneer from Cotton Plant, Arkansas, who seemed to enjoy shocking audiences throughout her life, and was often at odds with those of her faith.

These on-going Delta Drop-In programs will be held at the Visitors Center at 141 Cherry St. All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, interested persons can call the Delta Cultural Center at (870)-338-4350 or toll free at (800)-358-0972 or visit the DCC online at

Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage are Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Arts Council and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.