What to know
The Levon Helm Boyhood Home has been restored and opened to the public in 2019. Helm (1940-2012), best known as the drummer and singer for the Canadian rock group "The Band," went on later to lead his own band and act in numerous motion pictures. He grew up in and around Marvell and lived and worked on his family's small cotton farm in Turkey Scratch, about eight miles north of Marvell. The home, originally across from the A. B. Thompson Store, was moved to avoid demolition. Marvell was chosen as the location for the restored home because it is the nearest incorporated town and it is where Helm went to school and formed his first band while in high school. Open Monday through Friday. Saturdays by appointment.