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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.

Preservation Society welcomes Rhonda Stewart

The Preservation Society welcomed Butler Center genealogist Rhonda Stewart.  She discussed her extensive research on her own family, including Civil War veteran Richard Toombs.  Mr. Toombs served in the 3rd Regiment (Infantry) of the USCT.  Our thanks to Ms. Stewart for...

Public Forum Sparks Interest in Local History

The public history forum in Strong (8-16-2103) attracted a good crowd of citizens interested in local history.  A lively discussion was held about historic Hillsboro, Strong and the environs of both communities.  The SAHF would like to thank our co-host Dorathy Boulden (Barton...

Gettysburg Screening A Success

A crowd of around 30 people attended the screening of the MGM Battle of Gettysburg documentary film on Monday 22 July 2013.  The 1950's short subject film was nominated for two academy awards in 1955.  The film was followed by additional remarks from the SAHF director,...

Preservation Society draws excellent crowd

State Archaeologist Ann Early drew a wonderful crowd of almost 30 patrons at the Monday meeting.  She gave an excellent presentation regarding the Caddo Indian nation and its culture, history, etc.  We hope that Dr. Early will return again next May!  See also the photo in...

School age art contest winners - Mayhaw Festival

Mayhaw Festival -- art contest winners (by age/grade)

8th grade ---

1. Clayton Bolding

2. Annabelle Rogers

3. Airam Sanchez

5-6 Grade ---

1. Tallyn Hughes

2. Trinity Caver

3. Allie Rogers

4th Grade ---

1. Kathryn...

Reynolds Lecture Draws Great Crowd

The April Preservation Society meeting attracted a great crowd of over 25 people.  Rob Reynolds discussed the impact of technological developments in the last 30 years on the oil drilling industry.  The presentation was both entertaining and informative.  Many participants noted...