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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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THE ARRIVAL OF SPANISH EXPLORERS SUBJECT OF FEBRUARY PRESENTATION

Dr. Colaninno-Meeks, a Sponsored Research Administrator with the Arkansas Archeological Survey proved to her audience that you really are what you...
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CURATOR JOSH WILLIAMS PRESENTS A VIRTUAL TOUR OF Old Washington, Arkansas

If you attended the January presentation by Josh Williams, Curator at Historic Washington State Park, you were introduced to an entire town that is...
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Local Schools Perform at Christmas Open House

Hugh Goodwin Elementary and Northwest Elementary school choirs performed at the Nov. 21st Christmas Open Hosue at the Newton House Museum.  Our...
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Reconstruction Topic of Latest Educational Program

Our thanks to Dr. Carl Moneyhon for being a part of the latest installment in the ongoing Speakers Series co-sponsored with SouthArk.  Dr....
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State Archaeologist Discusses Indian Tribes at Newton House

The SAHPS was again honored to host Dr. Anne Early, Arkansas' state archaeologist, for a lecture on the historic Indian Tribes of Arkansas....
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AWARDS PRESENTED AT ANNUAL BANQUET

Dr. Ken Bridges received the 2015 Keeping History Alive Award and Mickey & Diane Murfee received the John Abbott Award for Historic Preservation...
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Jr. High Students take Downtown Tour

Over 20 students from Barton Jr. High participated in a Walking Tour of Downtown El Dorado on Oct. 22, 2015.  The purpose of this educational...
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History Forum Draws Great Crowd

A crowd of over 30 people attended the History Forum in Junction City on 10-15-2015.  Our thanks to Mayor Carter and the people of Junction City...
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Warner Brown Hospital Archives Donated to SAHPS

On Wednesday September 30, 2015 a formal signing ceremony was held for the donation of records and archival material from the old Warner Brown...
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USS ARKANSAS HISTORY DISCUSSED AT SOCIETY PROGRAM

Ray Hanley, author (with his late brother) of a recent book on the USS Arkansas gave a Powerpoint presentation to the SAHPS on Thursday October 8,...
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Mulerider History at Newton House Museum

Earlier in September Dr. James Willis, retired historian at SAU, gave an interesting Powerpoint presentation about the origi, ns and history of SAU....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Mayhaw Festival 2015 Proclamation

Picture from Wednesday 29 April 2015 @ city hall in El Dorado From L to R --- Patrick Hotard, SAHPS Director, Courtney Crotty- 2015 Mayhaw Festival...
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