Preview of Travel Guide The Arkansas Delta Byways Travel Guide

Central Delta Depot Museum

Located in a beautifully restored 1912 railroad depot listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum displays a wide variety of exhibits interpreting the natural, social, agricultural, and cultural history of the Arkansas Delta.

One of the most popular permanent exhibits explores the life and career of noted jazz trumpeter and big band leader Louis Jordan, a Brinkley native.  Described by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as "the Father of Rhythm & Blues" and "the Grandfather of Rock 'n’ Roll," Jordan gained fame in the 1930s for his "jump blues" style. He made many recordings, including such hits as “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” and “Caldonia” with his Tympany Five band.  

Other featured exhibits include a focus on the Louisiana Purchase survey of 1815 and on area railroads and other facets of local history.