The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society 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 has recently added 1,100 sq ft of exhibition space in our administration building that features rotating exhibits from our permanent collections as well as traveling exhibits through the year.
On January 25th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. the Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society will host a Black Tie Event celebrating South Arkansas’ Celtic Heritage. A traditional "Burns Night Supper" will be sponsored by CMI Insurance. Our guests of honor for the evening is the Tom McKinley family direct from Stirling, Scotland.
Come and enjoy as we celebrate Poet Robert Burns.
The Gallery of History event will be featuring, bag pipes, haggis, poetry and a whisky tour. So put on your kilt or best evening ware and meet us at the Historical Society for a wee bit of fun!