Thursday, February 16, 2012
Helena progressing toward Civil War tourist destination- by Jack Myers, Education Coordinator at the Delta Cultural Center, Helena.(Part 3)
From The Arkansas Toothpick:
The official gateway to Helena’s Civil War experience will be the Civil War Visitors’ Center located just north of Freedom Park. The Hanks’ 1820 family home, known for years as Estevan Hall, has been secured for this purpose and plans have been drawn to remove obvious modern features and restore the structure and grounds to near Civil War era features. The site of Helen Keller’s parents’ wedding, this elegant greeting station will offer tour information, maps, and historical background to the twenty-seven highlighted locations in the city.