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5K Run Route for Mayhaw Festival

2012 5K Run Route

as follows:  Start at corner of Peach & Jackson, south to Elm, west to Jefferson, north on Jefferson, at 13th & Jefferson race will detour into the mall parking lot North to mall street, turn back on Jefferson south to 13th then up the hill to Madison,...

March Preservation Society Meeting

Dr. Don Bragg of the U. S. Forest Service gave an interesting presentation on March 5th about opposition to forest management in 1920's southern Arkansas.  Join us for the April and May meetings of the Preservation Society.  These lectures are free and open to the...

RIP John B. Abbott

John B. Abbott, 99, of El Dorado, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012.  He was born May 16, 1912, to Thomas Christopher and Mina Miller Abbott of El Dorado. 

John attended the University of Illinois and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  He worked for Lion Oil...

Preservation Society Meeting in January

Preservation Society met in January and screened an episode of America's Heartland.  This episode dealt with the important Southern crop of cotton.  Post-screening comments by SAHF director Patrick Hotard discussed the development of cotton as a major crop in the 19th...

Asa Morgan Marker Dedication

A marker to Col. Asa Morgan was dedicated on 11 January 2012 at the Mt. Holly Cemetery.  The marker was paid for by grant funds from the ACWSC and matching funds raised from local citizens.  The SAHF was proud to be a part of this project and looks forward to working with the...

Christmas Open House

Just some of the decorations at the Newton House Museum at the recent Christmas Open House.

Sippin' & Stirrin' - Mayhaw Jelly Workshop

Spring is in the air and that means that Mayhaw berries will soon be ripe, ready to harvest and make jelly out of. And that, as Martha Stewart would say – “Is a good thing”. 


The Mayhaw derives its name from the month that the berries are...