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. Featured exhibits include a focus on the Louisiana Purchase survey of 1815 and on area railroads and other facets of local history.
Another permanent exhibit 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. A stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul and the African American Heritage Trail.