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Mayhaw Festival News

Our sincere thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers and goody bag donors who made the 2012 Mayhaw Festival such a success.  A complete list of our donors, the event sponsors and the winners of the WING DING, car show and 5K Run are listed on our Facebook page.  Please visit the...

Mayhaw Festival 2012

The 20th annual Mayhaw Festival will be held on (Friday & Saturday) May 4 & 5, 2012 in El Dorado.  The Friday May 4th entertainment will be held on the grounds of the El Dorado Convention Center (Locust Street side) and is coordinated by El Dorado Festivals & Events.  The...

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.

MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES BEGINS

The Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society cordially invites you to come and hear about your yesterday with September's special speaker Samantha Bynum, Curator of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources...