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.