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.
The Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society cordially invites you to come and hear about your yesterday with guest speaker:
Dr. S. Charles Bolton
"When Arkansas was a Part of Missouri"
S. Charles Bolton grew up in New York State, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1973, and began teaching at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock that same year. In 1993 he published Territorial Ambition: Land and Society in Arkansas, 1800-1840 and in 1998 Arkansas 1800-1860: Remote and Restless. He was a co-editor of A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest that came out in 2005.
Bolton retired in 2008 but has continued doing research and writing. His new book, Fugitivism: Escaping Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860, will be published by the University of Arkansas Press this summer. He is currently working on a book dealing with the economic history of Arkansas.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. We look forward to seeing you April 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
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.