Songs From the Field
July 21, 2016 9:00 AM to December 31, 2017 5:00PM
Visitors Center - 141 Cherry St., Helena AR
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This all-ages exhibit tells the early story of Delta music from the field songs and field hollers, to the songs of the enslaved peoples of the Arkansas Delta. This story is the basis for Spiritual music, Gospel music, Blues, and branching even today into the modern music scene. 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.
- hands-on activities
- listening stations
- interactive projection wall
- historical artifacts
The exhibit transports the visitors into the past; an exhibit filled with sounds of the field, voices, songs, instruments, and life.