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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...

USS ARKANSAS HISTORY DISCUSSED AT SOCIETY PROGRAM

Ray Hanley, author (with his late brother) of a recent book on the USS Arkansas gave a Powerpoint presentation to the SAHPS on Thursday October 8, 2015 at the Newton House Museum.  He discussed the 30+ year service of this famous battleship and its part in the Vera Cruz Incident, World War...

Mulerider History at Newton House Museum

Earlier in September Dr. James Willis, retired historian at SAU, gave an interesting Powerpoint presentation about the origi, ns and history of SAU.  He went into great depth about the ealry years of the college/university, its agricultural emphasis, and its various leaders upto the present...

Felsenthal Forum Attracts Great Crowd

The Felsenthal Forum, held on July 23, 2015 in Felsenthal, attracted over 25 participants who discussed the history and heritage of the Union County communities of Felsenthal, Huttig, and historic Lapile.  Many of the participants brought scrapbooks, pictures, and old newspapers to share...