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Delta Symposium XVII wraps up with music and history

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 17th Delta Symposium has been going on since Wednesday and Saturday wrapped up with music and history.

The Delta Symposium covers a variety of academic topics that relate to the Arkansas Delta. Saturday at the ASU Museum kids had the chance to learn about the history of our area as well as take a tour of the museum itself. The event was geared toward kids between the ages of two and seven years old. Dr. Lenore Shoults with the ASU Museum says it's all about kids learning and making topics that are normally over their heads and making them easy for them to understand.

Also taking place Saturday as part of the symposium was the Roots Music Festival which wrapped up the Delta Symposium week with music from Hairy Larry, Jess Hoggard Band, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, and Reba Russell. This event was put on by 91.9 KASU and the Arkansas Folklife Program.

The Delta Symposium XVII was put on by the Arkansas State University English and Philosophy departments.

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