The power of the Mississippi River is never more apparent than when the waters of the mighty river leave its banks. The result can be devastating, as witnessed during the April 1927 flood that covered nearly 26,000 square miles of the Mississippi River Delta.
The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena is opening a new exhibit entitled RisingHigh Water Blues: The 1927 Flood in the Arkansas Delta. The exhibit features photographs of the flood from the museum’s archives and artifacts from a variety of sources, including the American Red Cross and the Mississippi Levee Commission.
High Water Blues: The 1927 Flood in the Arkansas Delta will be on display through November 15 at the Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center, located at 141 Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena.