South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

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Keeping History Alive 2012

Over 100 patrons enjoyed the humorous lecture by Tom Whitehead, biographer of primitive artist Clementine Hunter.  The lecture by Mr. Whitehead focused on the 2011 forgery case involving a married couple in Baton Rouge who were convicted of forging Hunter's works.  The November 13th banquet also featured the presentation of the John Abbott Award for Historic Preservation.  The 2012 award was given to Laverne and George Breazeal for their work preserving the W. H. Nash Home in south Union County.

The SAHF would like to thank board member Diane Alderson and the staff at the El Dorado Country Club for their important contributions to this event.