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 invite you to “Come Hear About Your Yesterday”with Geologist Camille Gernhart on Thursday evening, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. A meet and greet along with refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m
THE FOSSILS OF ARKANSAS Take a walk through time with Camille, as she presents "The Fossils of Arkansas". We will explore how Arkansas changed from a shallow sea over 400 million years ago to our modern day environment. You will have an opportunity to explore all the physiographic regions of Arkansas as well as handle several fossils!
Gernhart received her Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2004. She worked for a short time as a wellsite geologist before spending 12 years as an Underground Coal Mine Inspector and Roof Control Specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor. In February 2018 she joined the Arkansas Geological Survey as a Geologist focusing on Educational Outreach.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more information you may call 862-9890 or visit www.soarkhistory.com. 2019 Directors: Diane Alderson, Jim Andrews, Aubra Anthony, Teresa Botner, Bill Campbell, Courtney Crotty, Vince Dawson, nnie Haynie, Cindy Langston, Candi Mattocks, Patrick Nolan, LaQuita Rainey, Adenia Riley Robbins, Ken Van Hook, Bob Watson, Sr.