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.
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.
Home Stretch for Membership Drive 2013
The Membership Drive began with the 2013 Mayhaw Festival and will continue into the fall of this year. The Preservation Society was created to act as the Friends support organization for the SAHF and its activities. Membership in the society supports the preservation of the Newton House Museum and the educational programs regularly offered under the society’s banner.
Membership levels range from Friend ($25) to Benefactor ($1000). Dues are annual and all members will receive The Sentinel, the official newsletter of the SAHF. The dues support the educational programs, free Newton House tours, school tours, Christmas Open House, and a joint lecture series with SouthArk. Membership information is available through the SAHF office located in the Miles House on Jackson Street in El Dorado. Office staff may be contacted via email at email@example.com or via phone at 870-862-9890. Membership information can also be found on the membership page.