Project 1. Publications
The Homestead newsletter is published yearly and distributed to all members. It normally contains approximately 40 pages that include historical data and photos. Copies are also available for purchase throughout the year.
Books and Pamphlets
A number of books and pamphlets are available for purchase including Newton County History Volume I, Newton County History Volume II, Lackey's History of Newton County, The New Ozark Cousins, etc.
Members are in the process of collecting data for one booklet concerning Newton County Sheriffs, another booklet for Home Remedies, and a third for Newton County Schools.
Project 2. Bradley House Museum
The Bradley House Museum includes the Bradley House, the Chaney Log Cabin, a smokehouse, and our research room.
The Society has located a wagon in which the owner is willing to display at our museum. We are in the process of beginning the construction of a shed in which to place the wagon.
The Arkansas quilt block has been placed on the front of the Bradley House, and on the front of the Chaney Cabin, we have placed the Bear Paw quilt block. These are now part of the Arkansas Quilt Trail
An herb garden has been created by the Jasper Master Gardeners in the back yard. A variety of native herbs have been placed inside it.
Currently, half of the Chaney Log Cabin is open for viewing. The other half is in the process of being cleaned and will then be furnished with barn/blacksmith implements.
Project 3. Collection of Local History
We are always on the lookout for historical photos. If you can bring any that you have to the museum, we can scan or photograph your photograph while you wait so that it never leaves your possession.