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Dr. Boles Speaks About Slavery At SouthArk

Dr. John Boles of Rice University spoke to a crowd of 40 people at SouthArk on March 20, 2014.  The lecture discussed slavery in the American South and how different generations of historians have interpreted the institution and the people held in bondage.  The lecture was...

Interpretive Panel Dedicated

On Monday March 17, 2014 the first of two outdoor interpretive panels was dedicated at the Newton House Museum.  This panel was made possible by grant funds donated by the SHARE Foundation, El Dorado Rotary, BancorpSouth, and Entergy Corporation.  In-kind assistance was provided...

Mt. Holly Forum Draws Crowd

Over 40 people attended and participated in the History Forum conducted in Mt. Holly on 6 March 2014.  The open forum covered the Union County communities of Mt. Holly, Lisbon, and Marysville.  A number of the patrons discussed their own research relative to...

Historian Speaks About Shreveport Waterworks

Prof. Terry Reynolds spoke to the Preservation Society on Monday February 3, 2014.  He discussed his research relative to the Shreveport Waterworks and how that utility went from being privately held to publicly owned.  It was interesting to learn the process that Shreveport employed...

Archaeologist Speaks About Natchez

The January meeting of the Preservation Society attracted a great crowd.  Our speaker was retired Mississippi archaeologist Jack Elliott.  He spoke about Fort Rosalie and Colonial Natchez. 

Open House Features Local School Choirs

Over 200 people attended the 2013 Christmas Open House at the Newton House Museum.  Our thanks to our volunteers, cookie donors, NW Elementary Choir and Washington Middle School's Music Mix for making this event a success.  Join us at the Newton House in 2014 for a new slate of...

Speakers Series Draws Large Crowd

Terry Winschel, former park historian at the Vicksburg National Military Park, drew a crowd of almost 80 people to the SouthArk Library Auditorium on November 7th.  The lecture covered importance of the Vicksburg campaign and its strategic value to the outcome of the War Between the...

November Preservation Society meeting

Dr. Dan Littlefield, a well-known expert on Native American history, once again attracted a great crowd at the Newton House Museum.  He spoke to the society two years ago and this second presentation proved to be just as informative as the lecture in 2011.

Keeping History Alive Draws Crowd

The 2013 Keeping History Alive Banquet is behind us and once again drew an excellent crowd.  Over a hundred people attended and enjoyed an entertaining presentation by Ted Jones about Louisiana's colorful politics.  Senator David Pryor introduced Mr. Jones.  The 2013...

October Archaeology Lecture features Dr. Jamie Brandon

Dr. Jamie Brandon gave a great presentation about the recent archaeological digs at Dooley's Ferry (Hempstead County, Arkansas).  Our thanks to Larry's Rexall for the donation of a door prize for the October meeting.