Category: Museums, Parks, and History

  • DeSoto County Museum

    DeSoto County Museum

    DeSoto county is one of the fastest growing regions in Mississippi. There are countless restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues for everyone. Hernando is the county seat and home not only to the court house, but a fabulous museum. It is packed full of history and amazing exhibits. In 1984 DeSoto county citizens formed the Historic […]

  • Bell from the Transfer Ship Pelican

    Bell from the Transfer Ship Pelican

    Location: Delta Cultural Center Depot Introduction: One of the most unique exhibits at the Delta Cultural Center is a large bell that came from the Transfer Ship Pelican that transported railroad cars from Helena to Trotter’s Point across the Mississippi river for about thirty years.  The bell would be rung to let the deck hands […]

  • Scipio Africanus Jones – New Exhibit at Delta Cultural Center

    Scipio Africanus Jones – New Exhibit at Delta Cultural Center

    Scipio Africanus Jones was a prominent Arkansas attorney at the start of the 20th century. Born a slave around Dallas County, Arkansas in 1863 he moved to Little Rock and attended Walden Seminary. He then moved to Bethel University where he received a bachelors degree in 1885. During the next four years, Jones taught public […]

  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta – Greenwood

    Museum of the Mississippi Delta – Greenwood

    The Museum of the Mississippi Delta collects, documents and interprets the history, culture and natural history of the Mississippi Delta. Years ago this museum was known as Cottonlandia, but was changed to have a greater coverage of the entire region and people. The Museum of the Mississippi Delta offers visitors a little bit of everything […]

  • Parkin Archeological State Park

    Parkin Archeological State Park

    Parkin Archeological State Park exists to preserve, collect, research, and interpret the site and its associated American Indian culture, emphasizing the period of AD 1200 – 1600, its interactions with the first Europeans, and the impact of historic utilization of the site area. The state park consists of a visitor center and a 3/4 -mile […]

  • Delta Cultural Center

    Delta Cultural Center

    The Delta Cultural Center, located at Helena, was created in 1990 with a mission of preserving, interpreting, and presenting the cultural heritage of the Arkansas Delta.  The Arkansas Delta consists of a twenty seven county area located mainly in Eastern Arkansas. A big celebration took place on that day in front of the old Missouri […]

  • Moon Lake – Coahoma County

    Moon Lake – Coahoma County

    Whether a permanent resident or one of the countless visitors, Moon Lake takes hold of you and never lets go.  It’s a beautiful lake great for fishing, boating or just enjoying a relaxing picnic along its shore. Going north along Highway 1 in Coahoma County, visitors will notice a sign for Moon Lake Scenic Overlook […]

  • Sardis Lake

    Sardis Lake

    Sardis Lake is a 98,520 acre reservoir on the Little Tallahatchie River in Lafayette, Panola and Marshall counties.  Construction took four years.  Authorization for the project came when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Flood Control Act of 1936. Built by the Corp of Engineers, Sardis Dam began operating in October 1940.  The dam contains […]

  • Carnegie Library – Clarksdale

    Carnegie Library – Clarksdale

    If you grew up anywhere around Clarksdale and needed to do research or find a good book, then you know where Carnegie Library is.  When I was a kid the book mobile pulling up on Front Street from Carnegie excited me so much.  That was way before internet, facebook and you tube. We had only […]

  • Pillow Thomason House

    Pillow Thomason House

    The Pillow Thompson House is a very impressive and recognizable home in Helena, Arkansas.  It was built in 1896 by Jerome Bonaparte Pillow and is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the South and is available for tours to the general public. The house itself was designed by architect George Barber. […]