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On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home from Confederate prison camps following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion and became, …
The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the project long before he became the executive officer of the town. Owyoung’s commitment to McGehee …
In celebration of Black History Month, we visited with Quantia Fletcher, the interim director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a Little Rock museum that celebrates African-American history and culture. Quantia—who goes by “Key” (hint: “Quantia” sounds more like the Italian wine Chianti than it looks)—is originally from New Orleans. Her stepfather is from Blytheville, and he …
May is a month of merriment and excitement in the Arkansas Delta and North Central Ozarks! From historical reunions to celebrating Mom to some of the best gospel music around, you’ll find it all in eastern Arkansas this month! The Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge hosts the 17th annual Air Field Reunion on …
The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena debuts a new program entitled “Delta Drop-in” each Saturday in February. The programs  will be held from 11 to 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, …