The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society is a 501-c-3 not-for-profit located in El Dorado, Arkansas. The Historical Preservation Society'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 Historical Preservation Society also has recently added 1,100 sq ft of exhibition space in our administration building that features rotating exhibits from our permanent collections as well as traveling exhibits through the year.
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 (AMNR).
NATURAL RESOURCES IN THE NATURAL STATE
Have you ever wondered what is so special about Arkansas? Arkansas has a rich natural resource base. This lecture will discuss natural resources of Arkansas especially South Arkansas and why those special ingredients are what made Arkansas the land of opportunity - back in 1836.
Samantha Bynum has been the curator for AMNR for the last five years. Before joining the staff at AMNR, she worked as the collection's manager at the Clayton House Museum in Fort Smith and as the graduate assistant for the Arkansas Tech Museum in Russellville. She holds a MA in United States History from Arkansas Tech (2014) and BA in History/Historical Interpretation from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (2019). She is a graduate of the 2018 Jekyll Island Management Institute. Currently, she serves as a Southern District Representitive for the Arkansas Museums Association.
Free admission to the public.
Come join us for meet & greet at 5:30 p.m. for some refreshments.
Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m.
We look forward to your visit!
For more information about your yesterday call 870-862-9890 or come by and visit your yesterday at 412 East Faulkner Street, El Dorado, Arkansas 71730 www.soarkhistory.com
2019 Directors: Diane Alderson, Jim Andrews, Aubra Anthony, Teresa Botner, Bill Campbell, Courtney Crotty, Vince Dawson, Bonnie Haynie, Cindy Langston, Candi Mattocks, Patrick Nolan, LaQuita Rainey, Adenia Riley Robbins, Ken Van Hook, Bob Watson, Sr.