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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Take-Out-Tuesday's

Who remembers The SAAC Lunch? How about The Spice of Life Tea Room?  Well if you do then I know you are missing those delicious recipies.  Fear not because the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society is stepping back into history to bring you a taste of the past. Beginning Tuesday, February 6, and continuing on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month we will have box lunches available for pre-orders to be picked up at the Newton House Museum between the hours of 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Each Tuesday we will feature a recipie from The Spice of Life Tea Room and/or the SAAC Lunch as part of a well appointed box lunch for a fair price and close to downtown businesses.  Join us Tuesday for a taste of El Dorado's past. 

Check out the Events Page for more details...

News & Press

Portrait's, A Painted History of El Dorado - 1852 - 2016

The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society, in partnership with the South Arkansas Arts Center , presents  “Portraits: A Painted...Read more

Silver Screen Series Presents...

The South Arkansas Historic Preservation Society, located at 412 E. Faulkner in El Dorado, announces the screening of the vintage and classic...Read more

Newton House Museum to Host Christmas Open House

NEWTON HOUSE MUSEUM CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE   EL DORADO – The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society is pleased to announce that...Read more

Check out What's Cookin' at the Historical Society

The South Arkansas Historic Preservation Society, located at 412 E. Faulkner in El Dorado, announces the screening of the vintage and classic...Read more

IT'S FUN TO BE SCARED BY 13 GHOSTS

The South Arkansas Historic Preservation Society, located at 412 E. Faulkner in El Dorado, delves into the history of vintage and classic Hollywood...Read more

Upcoming Events

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