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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

Felsenthal Forum Attracts Great Crowd
The Felsenthal Forum, held on July 23, 2015 in Felsenthal, attracted over 25 participants who discussed the history and heritage of the Union County...Read more
Linotype Machine Subject of July Meeting
Don Harrell of El Dorado Printing was kind enough to co-host the Preservation Society meeting at his business on 7-14-2015.  After a brief...Read more
Early Sports Covered by Speaker at Breakfast Meeting
Will Teague, a history instructor at SouthArk, gave a very interesting lecture about the media (newspapers) and their relationship to the growth of...Read more
Document Conservation Discussed at Society Meeting
Jane Thompson, a retired document conservator (Arkansas History Commission) recently lectured on the most important actions one can take to preserve...Read more