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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,...

Reconstruction Topic of Latest Educational Program

Our thanks to Dr. Carl Moneyhon for being a part of the latest installment in the ongoing Speakers Series co-sponsored with SouthArk.  Dr. Moneyhon spoke a length about Presidential Reconstruction under Lincoln and Johnson.  A great crowd participated in the question and answer session...

State Archaeologist Discusses Indian Tribes at Newton House

The SAHPS was again honored to host Dr. Anne Early, Arkansas' state archaeologist, for a lecture on the historic Indian Tribes of Arkansas.  The PowerPoint presentation covered such tribes as the Osage and Caddo.  The talk reviewed the regions of the state dominated by each tribe...

AWARDS PRESENTED AT ANNUAL BANQUET

Dr. Ken Bridges received the 2015 Keeping History Alive Award and Mickey & Diane Murfee received the John Abbott Award for Historic Preservation at the 2015 Keeping History Alive Banquet held in El Dorado on October 23rd.  The Murfees were presented the Abbott Award for their...

Jr. High Students take Downtown Tour

Over 20 students from Barton Jr. High participated in a Walking Tour of Downtown El Dorado on Oct. 22, 2015.  The purpose of this educational program was to introduce local students to some of the more interesting aspects of El Dorado's architecture and to provide them with insight...

History Forum Draws Great Crowd

A crowd of over 30 people attended the History Forum in Junction City on 10-15-2015.  Our thanks to Mayor Carter and the people of Junction City (AR) for allowing us to use the city's community center for this open forum.  This was the fourth in a series of fora to be held around...

Warner Brown Hospital Archives Donated to SAHPS

On Wednesday September 30, 2015 a formal signing ceremony was held for the donation of records and archival material from the old Warner Brown Hospital.  These records were donated by the Medical Center of South Arkansas to the S. Arkansas Historical Preservation Society.  A...