Hot Spring County, Arkansas Historical Society

Established January 12, 1968


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Pictured left is Len LaRosa demonstrating our new ScanPro 3000 digital microfilm reader. 


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With grant funds we were able to purchase a new refrigerator and ladder.


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    Near complete. This is our storage/supply room, aka - "The Coffin Room." The reason we refer to it as that, is because it was originally part of the coffin warehouse of the undertaker, F. D. Cooper. Work that was done included:  insulating/sealing cracks, replaced missing wall boards, repairing damaged flooring, adding additional floor joists for weight bearing, baseboards and casings were installed and the floor was sealed. 

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    The brick wall is the back of the original part of our building, which was the office and coffin warehouse of the undertaker, F. D. Cooper.

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Before photo.

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Before photo.


Heritage House 2018
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Through a grant we were able to have the front and side doors painted, damaged woodwork replaced on the front, railings replaced on the side entrance, the front facade painted and the awning replaced.


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The Society is thankful for the donation of this map storage cabinet. 


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At our March 5, 2018 meeting Homer Lawrence was recognized as a member for 30 years and was given a 90th Birthday reception. Homer is currently serving as a Director on the Hot Spring County Historical Society Board. 

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Another welcome addition is our new window sign which has changeable letters. 


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The Society is very pleased to have acquired eight new office chairs, which are being used in our research and project rooms. 


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Pictured is Noreen Houpt, HSCHS President/Grants Coordinator, presenting James L. Wetherington a Patron Certificate in appreciation for his $500 donation to the Hot Spring County Historical Society. Thank you Mr. Wetherington. (Photo by Bennie Lambert, HSCHS Member)


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We want to thank all the volunteers, contributors and purchasers for helping to make our "Inside Sale" a success. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. We have no paid staff and depend on membership, donations, grants and the sale of our yearly publication "The Heritage" to fund our organization. We have made big advancements in the past year, including for the first time, Internet and an an office phone. Our phone number is 501-229-1600. (See our CONTACT page for more ways to contact us). Our volunteers are working diligently to set up our library, better organize our filing system and arrange the furnishings at the Heritage House to make every space more usable. Please contact us if you can help in anyway.

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Our office has been moved to "Room 1". The former office (pictured here) is now "Projects Room 2". Also our Board table, which has been in storage for lack of room, has finally been put to use. 


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More blessings have come our way. 1. Office Desk, 2. Computer table, 3. Library Cart, 4. Steel storage cabinet and a paper cutter (not pictured). Thanks Pat, Paul and Gerald for picking them up in Little Rock and delivering them to the Heritage House. 


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