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Don Bragg Returns to Preservation Society

On September 8, 2014 Don Bragg of the U. S. Forest Service once again spoke to the Preservation Society and his remarks attracted a very interested crowd.  Several questions were asked and this particular program witnessed great participation by the event's patrons, some of...

Recent Speakers Series Lecture

Dr. Bill Robison spoke at SouthArk on August 5, 2014 about the origins of the First World War.  Over 50 patrons from El Dorado and the surrounding region attended the program.  The lecture was funded the UCCF and was free and open to the public. 

Dr. Robison earlier spoke...

State Archaeologist Speaks to Preservation Society

On May 12th Arkansas' state archaeologist Ann Early spoke to the Preservation Society about post-1980 research into the De Soto Expedition.  The talk was very interesting and attracted an attentive crowd that asked many questions.  The presentation noted that past research...

3rd Arkansas Infantry, CSA Subject of Presentation

Reenactor and author Vernon Dutton spoke to a joint meeting of the Preservation Society and the local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp on Monday April 14th at the Newton House Museum.  Mr. Dutton talked about the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, its part in the War Between the States and especially...

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...