South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society
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Welcome to South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

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.

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AHC Community Forum – El Dorado, Arkansas

The Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society cordially invite you to partner with us and the Arkansas Humanities Council to lead a Community Forum here in the Gallery of History!

Our Goal is to assist the community by sharing the Council's Mission and Vision.

 Members of the community are invited to share as well as learn what grant opportunities are offered, meet & connect with community stakeholders, learn about various project ideas people have and the types of grants and/or programs they would like to consider offering. We look forward to seeing you!

 The Arkansas Humanities Council is a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 Refreshments will be served.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Thursday, June 6, 2019  from 10:00a.m. until noon.

 For more information about your yesterday call 870-862-9890 or come by and visit your yesterday at 412 East Faulkner Street, El Dorado, Arkansas  71730   www.soarkhistory.com

2019 Directors:  Diane Alderson, Jim Andrews, Aubra Anthony, Teresa Botner, Bill Campbell, Courtney Crotty, Vince Dawson, Bonnie Haynie, Cindy Langston, Candi Mattocks, Patrick Nolan, LaQuita Rainey, Adenia Riley Robbins, Ken Van Hook, Bob Watson, Sr.

News & Press

SUMMER YOUTH MATINEE

South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society presents...FLAME The Wonder Dog It’s time for this generation to meet this amazing...Read more

Silver Screen Series - HONEYMOON AHEAD

South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society presents vintage entertainment from the Michael G. Fitzgerald Collection - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at...Read more

Silver Screen Series - Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime

 MAY 14TH / THIS TUESDAY NIGHT @ 6:30 P.M.     On August 14, 1941, Columbia Pictures released the third Ellery Queen film starring...Read more

Speaker Series - Dr. S. Charles Bolton "When Arkansas was a part of Missouri"

The Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society cordially invites you to come and hear about your yesterday...Read more

Silver Screen Series - Take Me To Town

The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society announces the screening of the vintage and classic Hollywood film “TAKE ME TO TOWN” as...Read more

Upcoming Events

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Silver Screen Series
Jun
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SUMMER YOUTH Matinee