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Calendar of Events

Welcome to the Delta Cultural Center's Calendar of Events page. The museum hosts special blues music events and programs throughout the year, such as Delta blues festivals, gospel festivals, folk art exhibits and much more. Don't miss the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival in October, formerly known as King Biscuit Blues Festival. This Delta blues festival is the largest blues festival in the nation!



Please check back often to find upcoming events at the Delta Cultural Center, or subscribe to our Delta Currents E-Newsletter to get regular email updates.

  • Songs from the Field
    February 27, 2014 - December 31, 2016
    Helena - 141 Cherry St.
    9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com
    "Songs from the Field" tells the early story of Delta music, the story of field songs and field hollers, the songs of the enslaved peoples of the Arkansas Delta. The story of how slaves used music to transcend the oppression of slavery is told through text, photographs, sound effects, artifacts, and several interactive elements, making for a compelling experience.
  • Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
    May 18
    Helena - Beth El Heritage Hall - corner of Perry and Pecan Streets
    6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
    http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com
    The Delta Cultural Center hosts a quarterly Civil War Roundtable of the Delta which is open to the general public. Expert speakers in their field of study provide programs on a variety of topics relating to the Civil War in the Delta.

    Mark Christ, Community Outreach Director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, and John House, archeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey will talk about "The Fagan Six."

    This event is free and open to the public.
  • Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
    August 17
    Helena - Beth El Heritage Hall - corner of Perry & Pecan Streets
    6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
    http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com
    The Delta Cultural Center hosts a quarterly Civil War Roundtable of the Delta which is open to the general public. Expert speakers in their field of study provide programs on a variety of topics relating to the Civil War in the Delta.

    Jack Myers, Education Coordinator for the Delta Cultural Center
    will present a program entitled, “The Bitter End”, which tells the little known story of the close of hostilities and the plight of those who refused to surrender.

    This event is free and open to the public.
  • Civil War Roundtable of the Delta
    November 2
    Helena - Beth El Heritage Hall - Corner of Perry & Pecan Streets
    6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
    http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com
    The Delta Cultural Center hosts a quarterly Civil War Roundtable of the Delta which is open to the general public. Expert speakers in their field of study provide programs on a variety of topics relating to the Civil War in the Delta.

    The last program for 2015 features Civil War historian, writer, and lecturer, Nancy Dane. Whe will talk about incorporating primary source research into historical novels with emphasis on Helena.

    This event is free and open to the public.