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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

October Preservation Society Features Archaeology
Dr. Carl Drexler of the Archaeology Station at SAU in Magnolia gave a lecture on some of the recent archaeology digs at Arkansas battlefields....Read more
Keeping History Alive Banquet 2014 Talks About Rock & Roll
Keynote speaker Terry Stewart of El Dorado Festivals and Events gave a very detailed and interesting presentation at the 2014 Keeping History Alive...Read more
Don Bragg Returns to Preservation Society
On September 8, 2014 Don Bragg of the U. S. Forest Service once again spoke to the Preservation Society and his remarks attracted a very interested...Read more
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