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South Arkansas Historical Foundation & the Newton House Museum

The South Arkansas Historical Foundation is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit located in El Dorado, Arkansas.  The Foundation's principal property is the beautiful Newton House Museum.  Located on Jackson Street, this historic Greek Revival home has authentic décor that reflects its antebellum construction (circa 1849).  As the only antebellum home open to the public in El Dorado, it offers a glimpse into the rich history of southern Arkansas. This museum is a great family attraction and one of the special places to visit while in El Dorado.

The Foundation also hosts the annual Mayhaw Festival, free educational programs (September through May), and a Speakers Series co-sponsored by South Arkansas Community College.  Membership is available through the Preservation Society support organization.


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News & Press

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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more