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.

Upcoming Events

10.13
"Art of the Politic" Exhibit Opening
10.28
Frighty Night Outdoor Movie
10.29
Night of the Living Newtons
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News & Press

Fitzgerald Collection Documentary

Click here to watch the Fitzgerald Collection Documentary at Vimeo, or scan the QR code below to watch on your mobile device.  Read more

Gallery of History Indoor Cabin

Thanks to April Hoover for an amazing job on our “indoor cabin” as we continue the overhaul of the Gallery of History. We...Read more

Tinker Tuesdays

South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society Continues Tinker Tuesdays with a new partner. A big thank you to Michael O’Connell and the Union...Read more