Work continues on the Civil War Helena Project as another interpretive site is built on Biscoe across from the Edwardian Inn.

Work continues on the Civil War Helena Project as another interpretive site is built on Biscoe across from the Edwardian Inn.

This site will interpret General Thomas Hindman’s house, which was confiscated by General Samuel Curtis when he marched into Helena. The Hindman family was in Little Rock at the time.  Other homes of prominent Confederates were taken by Union officers for their own use.

Preparations are also underway to develop a 7-foot paved walking/biking path that will run along the east side  of Biscoe Street from the Arkansas  Welcome Center to Missouri Street, and then turn east on Missouri to the Delta Cultural Center Depot.

Both projects are part of a National Scenic Byways grant, which was received because Helena sits on two scenic byways, the Great River Road and Crowley’s Ridge Parkway.