Constructed in 1922, the Richard L. Kitchens Post in Helena is one of the oldest American Legion buildings in Arkansas.  According to present officers of the Post, the Helena building was the first in the country to be called a “hut”.For over fifty years the American Legion hut in Helena has served... more »
Jews first settled in Helena in the early 1840s. In addition to serving Jews in Helena, Beth El was a regional congregation that attracted Jews from such smaller towns as Marianna, Marvell, Holly Grove, Trenton, and West Helena. In 2006, the historic Temple Beth El was given to the Delta Cultural... more »
The Cherry Street Pavilion is an outdoor, permanent performance stage, located on the south end of Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena. The stage is the home of the Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival, as well as various other community performances and... more »
From the first step you take into the Edwardian Inn, you cannot help but be swept back in time. You can feel the enchantment of a bygone era. In 1885 Mr. and Mrs. William A. Short came to Helena from Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Short had been engaged by the Howell Cotton Company of Little Rock, Arkansas... more »
For years this historic theater, built around the 1930's, was the go to spot for weekend dates and family outings. Today the theater is managed by KIPP Delta Public Schools and is often utilized for concerts and conferences. In 2004, scenes from "Walk the Line", the Johnny Cash biopic, were filmed... more »
Phillips Community College's Fine Arts Center is the site of most community events, including weddings, benefits, and concerts. The Lily Peter Auditorium can seat up to 1,138 guests, with a full backstage. The Community Room can accomodate up to 400 guests and can be broken up into multiple rooms... more »
The Pillow-Thompson House is arguably Helena's most impressive historic home. The home, built in 1896 by Jerome B. Pillow, is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the South and is the only home in Helena available for tours to the general public. The house is the only Victorian... more »
Charming pocket park located on Cherry the footprint of building. Exhibits examine recruiting in Helena, why Freedmen chose to serve in the Union army, and USCT regiments that served in Helena. During the Spring and Summer, the courtyard hosts the monthly Second Saturdays beer garden. It is... more »

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Upcoming Events

Apr 6th

Fabulous First Thursday Lunch @ Pillow-Thompson House

Built in 1896 by Jerome B. Pillow, the historic Pillow-Thompson House in... more»

Apr 8th

Cherry Street Fair

Don't miss this amazing FREE community event which is held the Second... more»

Apr 9th

Steamboat Sunday-The American Queen Visits Helena

Come to historic downtown Helena on Steamboat Sundays and enjoy special... more»

Apr 21st to Apr 22nd

Southbound Arts & Music Festival


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Apr 23rd

Steamboat Sunday-The American Queen Visits Helena

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