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South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society & the Newton House Museum

The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society (formerly known as the South Arkansas Historical Foundation) is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit located in El Dorado, Arkansas.  The Historical Preservation Society's principal property is the beautiful Newton House Museum.  Located on Jackson Street, this historic Greek Revival home has authentic décor that reflects its antebellum construction (circa 1849).  As the only antebellum home open to the public in El Dorado, it offers a glimpse into the rich history of southern Arkansas. This museum is a great family attraction and one of the special places to visit while in El Dorado.

The Historical Preservation Society also hosts the annual Mayhaw Festival, history forums, free educational programs (September through May), and a Speakers Series co-sponsored by South Arkansas Community College.  Membership is available through the Preservation Society support organization.

 

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News & Press

McCaskill Family Donates Artifacts
When Sam and Helen McCaskill built their home in 1968, “there was not much money left over for artwork and decorations to put on the...Read more
Rachel Silva talks about The Taylor House of Drew County
Our topic on May 16th was The Taylor House of Drew County, Arkansas presented by Rachel Silva from the Arkansas Historic Preservation...Read more
CORRUPTION RAMPANT DURING THE RESURVEYING OF SOUTHERN ARKANSAS
Dr. Don C Bragg, a forester with the USDA Forest Service out of Monticello informed attendees of his April 11 presentation about a very dynamic...Read more
THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY AND SOUTH ARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENT THE FIRST AIR WAR
In March the Preservation Society presented a screening of the Nova documentary in the latest collaboration between the Preservation Society and the...Read more