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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 with The Silver Screen Series.  Beginning Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm and continuing every second Tuesday through December at that same time,...

Hollywood’s Golden Era, Up-Close and Personal

 

    Rediscover the era when men were gents and ladies could be Femme fatale with a visit to The Michael G. Fitzgerald collection, a rare insider view to vintage Hollywood. The massive collection, of which less than one percent is currently on display from the over 10,...

Introducing the Silver Screen Series

    Beginning this October, we delve into the film archives of the Michael G. Fitzgerald Collection by screening selected features currently available in digital format.  The original films within the collection are too delicate to play and there are very few that have been...

McCaskill Family Donates Artifacts

When Sam and Helen McCaskill built their home in 1968, “there was not much money left over for artwork and decorations to put on the walls”, Helen McCaskill recalled at a recent reception in their honor at the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society.  So, Helen began...

Rachel Silva talks about The Taylor House of Drew County

Our topic on May 16th was The Taylor House of Drew County, Arkansas presented by Rachel Silva from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Located off Hwy 138 near Winchester, the Taylor House was built in 1846 by Dr. John Taylor and his wife, Mary Robertson...

CORRUPTION RAMPANT DURING THE RESURVEYING OF SOUTHERN ARKANSAS

Dr. Don C Bragg, a forester with the USDA Forest Service out of Monticello informed attendees of his April 11 presentation about a very dynamic period in the development of Arkansas. Prior to 1860 the General Land Office conducted a number of resurveys to correct flawed or incomplete original...

THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY AND SOUTH ARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENT THE FIRST AIR WAR

In March the Preservation Society presented a screening of the Nova documentary in the latest collaboration between the Preservation Society and the South Arkansas Community College.  This film documented the work of a team of New Zealand based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back...

THE ARRIVAL OF SPANISH EXPLORERS SUBJECT OF FEBRUARY PRESENTATION

Dr. Colaninno-Meeks, a Sponsored Research Administrator with the Arkansas Archeological Survey proved to her audience that you really are what you eat. This February 1st presentation focused on the archeology of trash dumps of early settlements to discover at what time did the Spanish Explorers...

CURATOR JOSH WILLIAMS PRESENTS A VIRTUAL TOUR OF Old Washington, Arkansas

If you attended the January presentation by Josh Williams, Curator at Historic Washington State Park, you were introduced to an entire town that is now an Arkansas State Park. Washington, Arkansas was founded in 1824 and became a significant town in southwest Arkansas. From the forging of the...

Local Schools Perform at Christmas Open House

Hugh Goodwin Elementary and Northwest Elementary school choirs performed at the Nov. 21st Christmas Open Hosue at the Newton House Museum.  Our thanks to the choir leaders and the students for partcipating in this program.  The Open House also featured children's crafts, punch,...