About Us

Welcome to LCHSAR.org, the online presence of the Lawrence County Historical Society of Arkansas. We are a non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the historical heritage of Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Quarterly Society Meetings

The Society has a quarterly business meeting followed by a historic presentation. Meeting locations and times are announced on this website, social media, and the newspaper.

The Lawrence County Historical Society has been a vital organization for the preservation, appreciation, and advancement of the rich history of Lawrence County since 1964.  The restoration of the Powhatan Courthouse was a major Lawrence County project in 1970 and the society took a leading role in seeing this project to fruition.

The society meets quarterly and hosts an annual Spring Banquet where outstanding speakers from Arkansas and Lawrence County are featured.  The society prints the Lawrence County Historical Journal, an excellent collection of historical articles about the county, under the guidance of Ethel Tompkins, editor.

This organization takes tremenous pride in keeping the splendid history of the “Mother of Counties” alive for generations to come.

Current Projects

  • Continued additions to National Register of Historic Places
  • Continued restoration of historical buildings at Powhatan
  • Supporting new Archives Facility at Powhatan

Current Officers

  • President – Jon Walter
  • Vice President – Lesia Phillips
  • Secretary – Catherine Richey
  • Treasurer(s) – James Whitlow

Past Presidents

  • J.T. Midkiff (1964 – 1968)
  • Jerry Gibbens (1977 – 1978)
  • Viola Meadows (1978 – 1981)
  • Tom Moore (1981 – 1984)
  • Evelyn Flippo (1984 – 1987)
  • Willene Kirkland (1987 – 1990)
  • Pat Haley (1990 – 1992)
  • Darlene Moore (1992 – 1995)
  • Lloyd Clark (1995 – 2019)

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