Smith House topic of Thursday presentation
The Saline County History & Heritage Society will host
Joe Tollett for its monthly program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the SCHHS Archives and Research Center in Downtown Benton, located at 123 North Market St. Tollett is restoring the 1885 Smith House on Sevier Street.
Attendees will hear the history of the house and the families who have called the house a home. This house has been completely renovated and will be a great addition to the Downtown historic scene, according to Steve Perdue, program chairmen for the society.
Tollett, who is a member of the Saline County History & Heritage Society, has been working on the
house for several years. He has recently returned from Texas where he has uncovered new information about the house and the family who lived there.
The Saline County
History & Heritage Society is celebrating 33 years of preserving the history of Saline County. It is the oldest historical society in the county. Shirley Coppock and Perdue serve as program chairmen and Wilson Duvall serves as the society president.
All are welcome to attend.