South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

SAHPS Events in El Dorado, AR

mayhaw festival

Craft Fair

Mayhaw Festival

The Mayhaw Festival presented by First Financial Bank, El Dorado Chemical and the City of El Dorado is an annual street festival with craft and food vendors, vintage market, antique car show, Newton House Museum tours, 5K & 10K runs, kids activities, Mayhaw jelly and bluegrass music.

It is a great day of family fun held on the grounds of the Newton House Museum. The Mayhaw Festival is held on the first Saturday of May each year since 1992 and is put on by the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society in El Dorado, Arkansas. This event is free and open to the public.

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Keeping History Alive Banquet

Keeping History Alive Banquet

The annual Keeping History Alive Banquet is a great evening of fun as well as a fund raiser to keep history alive in El Dorado.

DATE: TBA 2018
LOCATION: TBA
SPEAKER: TBA

Upcoming Events

Silver Screen Series

DATE: Feb 13, 2018

TIME: 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Newton House Museum

The Painted Hills

The Painted Hills, also known as Lassie's Adventures in the Goldrush, is a 1951 action film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and directed by Harold F. Kress.

Adapted from Alexander Hull's novel, Shep of the Painted Hills, the film stars Paul Kelly, Bruce Cowling, Ann Doran, Gary Gray, and dog actor Pal (credited as "Lassie").  The story centers about a collie named Shep, who seeks revenge after her master is murdered.

Technical advisor Nipo T. Strongheart for Native American topics worked with the Miwok people for their role in the movie.The Painted Hills was the seventh, and final, MGM Lassie film released.

1951, MGM, Technicolor, 90 Min, Not Rated