South Arkansas Historical Foundation & the Newton House Museum
The South Arkansas Historical Foundation is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit located in El Dorado, Arkansas. The Foundation'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 Foundation also hosts the annual Mayhaw Festival, 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.
Speakers Series, August 5th
EL DORADO – The South Arkansas Historical Foundation (SAHF) and SouthArk are pleased to announce that author and historian Dr. William Robison, a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, will make a special presentation entitled “The Origins of World War One” at the SouthArk Library Auditorium on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. This lecture will commence at 6:30 PM. The program is part of an ongoing series of history lectures co-sponsored by the SAHF and SouthArk and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
The year 2014 marks the centennial anniversary of the start of World War One. This conflict claimed the lives of over 8.5 million soldiers and sailors. The devastating impact of this war would redraw the map of Europe and destroy the ruling dynasties of Austria-Hungary, Russia, Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and Germany. The controversial peace process would lay the foundation for an even more devastating conflict: World War Two.
Dr. Robison is a Professor of History and department chair at Southeastern Louisiana University. An expert on British history, Dr. Robison is the author of Tudors on Film & Television. Dr. Robison is also the editor of Historical Dictionary of Stuart England (1995) and Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England, 1272-1485 (1998).
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Union County Community Foundation. SouthArk and the SAHF would like to thank to the UCCF for supporting this special lecture.