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EUREKA SPRINGS PRESERVATION SOCIETY is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and architectural beauty of Eureka Springs, Arkansas since 1979.

 

Since 1982, the Christmas Tour of Homes has served as a major fundraiser; profits from the Tour, and other fundraisers, are used for many community projects:

 

     *Annual Presentation of Preservation Awards for outstanding local efforts

 

     *Restoration of the Crescent Spring Gazebo on Spring Street by the library

 

     *Completion of the Stairway from First to Armstrong Streets

 

     *Gifted to the Centennial Mural on Main Street

 

     *Painting, electrical, heat/air and new tin ceiling in the ES Historical Museum

 

     *Contribution to Cory's Cabin & Garden Lighting

 

     *Restoration of the Picnic Shelter at Lake Leatherwood, signage and structures

 

     *Tree Planting in Basin Park

 

     *Windows for the Auditorium

 

     *1980 and 1990 Photographic Surveys of all Eureka Springs homes

 

     *Production of Aerial Maps

 

     *Audio-taped Oral History Interviews of long-time residents

 

     *Developed ES History Curriculum for the ES Elementary School

 

     *Led local efforts to keep ES Post Office open

 

     *Received $3800 grant from Arkansas Department of Heritage, funding Twilight Tales,

       summer theatrical productions highlighting Eureka history

 

     *Financial assistance for roof repairs for Community Food Bank at Flint Street Fellowship

 

     *Developed and published Six Scenic Walking Tours of Eureka Springs

 

     *Developed and published second edition walking tour book, Walk Eureka Springs

 

     *Printed brochures highlighting Eureka's natural springs

 

     *Installed four Victorian Lanterns exact replicas of those in photos dating back

       to the 1880's at Harding Spring, Grotto Spring, Crescent Spring and Magnetic Spring

 

     *Contribution to ES Downtown Network for Hanging Flower Baskets 

 

     *Contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for renovation of flower beds at Crescent Spring

 

     *Contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for planting of New Trees for damaged ones from 

       ice storm

 

     *Contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for Magnetic Spring adding capstones

 

     *Contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for Basin Spring Park for Renovation of        

        the Fountain.

 

     *Contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for Celebration of the Springs

 

     *Contribution to ES Transit System for landscaping at Transit Centers

 

     *Major contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for renovation and repainting of Crescent Springs Gazebo

 

     *Major contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for purchase and installation of flower beds, natural stone pavers, interpretive signage, and lighting at Califf Springs

 

     *Major contribution to ES Parks and Recreation for major landscape renovation at headquarters building, 532 Spring Street

 

     *Major contribution to restoration of 1976 Centennial Mural