A Heritage of Determination
Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Located in the Delta Cultural Center Depot the award winning exhibit “A Heritage of Determination” provides visitors with an overview of Delta history. The fitting title tells the story of people determined to overcome hardships, disasters and other setbacks.
From the first inhabitants of this land to the trappers, loggers, steamboat pilots, merchants, freedom seekers, and railroad workers all came with plans for a better life. They settled this Delta land overcoming floods, droughts, and disease. They saw the chaos slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and later the economic struggle of sharecropping and tenant farming.
The exhibit highlights Native American life, early exploration and settlement, historic Mississippi River floods, native flora and fauna, rail and river transportation, the diverse immigrant populations, and the economic contributions of timber and agriculture. The exhibit tells the Arkansas Delta story through words, photographs, artifacts, and an activity for children of all ages, "The Great Boat Race." Visitors have the option of a guided or self-guided tour.