Welcome to the website of the White County Historical Society. We were founded in 1961 "to bring together those people interested
in the history of White County." Our major function is to discover and collect material that may help document the history of our area.
The Society is one of the largest in the State of Arkansas. We have three major restoration projects: (1) Pioneer Village, (2) 1856 Smyrna Church and (3) the last M&NA passenger car.
We also research and preserve genealogical records of the county, comprehensive cemetery, marriage lists, Probate Court records and other
“pieces of the past” such as oral histories and old photographs. The Historical Society also offers several publications and books.
Pioneer Village is a collection of 19th century buildings, farm implements and other items of historical interest.
Built in 1856, the Smyrna church is one of only five known antebellum church buildings remaining in the state and the oldest documented building standing in White County. It is presently undergoing an extensive restoration.