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Dr. Trey Berry at Preservation Society

Dr. Trey Berry (SAU) gave an insightful lecture on the Dunbar-Hunter Expedition at the January meeting of the Preservation Society.  Our thanks to Dr. Berry for taking the time to discuss this early event in Arkansas' history.

Keeping History Alive 2012

Over 100 patrons enjoyed the humorous lecture by Tom Whitehead, biographer of primitive artist Clementine Hunter.  The lecture by Mr. Whitehead focused on the 2011 forgery case involving a married couple in Baton Rouge who were convicted of forging Hunter's works.  The November...

Christmas Open House 2012

Images of the 2012 Christmas Open House.  A great crowd of almost 200 people attended this year's event.  A special thanks to all of our volunteers and to the NW Elementary School Choir.

Preservation Society November 2012

A wonderful crowd of 25 local patrons learned about the War of 1812 from the SAHF's own (and SouthArk's own) Prof. Ken Bridges.  The presentation was made in the Newton House Museum on Monday 11-5-2012.  The society meetings will resume in January 2013.  Join us!

Speakers Series Presentation FALL 2012

An excellent crowd of 77 people attended the joint speakers series event co-sponsored by SouthArk and the SAHF.  Dr. Gary Joiner spoke about the Red River Campaign of 1864.  The event was made possible by grant funds from the Humanities Council and was held on November 1st at...

Professor Jeff Miller's presentation to the Preservation Society

ON Monday 10 September 2012 Dr. Jeff Miller from the SAU Agriculture Department lectured on the significant changes in American agriculture since 1980.  The powerpoint lecture was informative and interesting.  Our thanks to the event patrons and Dr. Miller. 

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Parnell-Tucker Feud Panel Discussion

Saturday 28 July 2012 witnessed a meeting of members of the Parnell and Tucker families in El Dorado.  The (formerly) feuding familities met to discuss the violent early 20th century Union County feud that entangled both families.  The panel discussion, sponsored by the...

Lakeport Plantation

Recently the SAHF sponsored a trip to Lakeport Plantation and Winterville Mounds for local high school students.  The program proved to be a success.  The headline image is of the facade of Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village, Arkansas.  Inside image is of the largest...

April Speakers Series

Dr. Sam Hyde gave a facinating lecture about violence and feuding in the Deep South.  The attached images are from the this lecture.  NOTE: An MP 3 recording of a KELD intereview with Dr. Hyde is on our web site.  Go to the SAHF page and scroll down to the bottom to...

Preservation Society meeting

Preservation Society meeting on 14 May 2012 attracted an excellent crowd of about 30 people.  Dr. Ann Early gave a great presentation about Choctaw Land Certificates.  These meetings will resume in September.  See you in the fall.