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A Word From the Director
Texas Treasures!
The Lost Forts Premier
Calender of Events
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A Word From the Director 

I have been watching the building of bleachers in the Cotton Bowl, closing in the north end of the storied stadium. Changes and challenges there, no doubt!


And changes and challenges at the Hall of State as well.  A change: I have assumed the Interim Director's role at the Dallas Historical Society, replacing Michael Duty who went off to work with Heritage Gallery.  A nationwide search for a new director has begun


A challenge - working through the planned renovation of the Hall of State to begin at the close of the 2008 State Fair and will probably continue into the fall of 2009.  The renovations are needed - foundation work and a new air and heating system.


The initial exhibit in the Society's new Texas Treasures program will be on display in the lobby of the Frost Bank on Northwest and Preston.  This imaginative exhibit program is looking for business sponsors.  Any business interested in Dallas and Texas history can sponsor a display case exhibiting some Society's artifacts, photographs and documents for their patrons to enjoy.  Just give us a call.


Have a great spring!


Thomas H. Smith, Ph.D.

Interim Executive Director


The Dallas Historical Society is entering it's eighty-sixth year. We have a new year of activities and events for everyone. We hope that everyone gets a chance to take part in Dallas history with us.
          Texas Treasures!  
tex trsr  Frost Bank has become our newest partner in the Texas Treasures program. 
Through their generous support the Dallas Historical Society has placed several important items on display relating to the Texas Revolution and the formation of the Republic of Texas.This exhibit is on display at the Frost Bank location on Northwest Hwy and Preston Rd.
The Lost Forts Premier.
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 Thursday May 15th from 6 PM till 9 PM the DHS will host the world premier of a Texas documentary film "The Lost Forts: Fort Chadbourne.".

A reception will begin at PM in the Great Hall and run until PM. There will be a catered reception with live 19th century music.

 The films creator David Carter, of Dallas and Garland Richards, owner of Ft. Chadbourne will speak briefly about the film's development and the status of the historic forts in Texas. Once the film is shown it will be followed by a brief question and answer session to end the evening.

 Tickets will be $10 for non-members and free for all members. As seating is limited, advance reservations are recommended. The evenings entertainment is generously supported by; Frazer Brothers Sutlery, of Dallas.

Calendar of Events 
March 12:
Brown Bag Lunch- Entertaining the West with LaJuana Faught.
March 29:
Cowtown Tour- See Historic City Tours for Details.
April 9:
Brown Bag Lunch-  Special guest speaker to be announced.
April 19:
Saturday Matinee in the auditorium at the Hall of State. Admission $2.00.
April 26:
East & South Dallas Historic Discovery Journey- See Historic City Tours for Details.
May 3:
Historic Dallas Cemeteries- See Historic City Tours for Details.
May 14:
Brown Bag Lunch-  Texas Forts with Garland Richards.
May 15:
The Lost Forts: Ft Chadbourne, film premier to be held in auditorium in the Hall of State.
Much more to come! Keep checking in with us.
Any questions or comments please contact DHS at 214-421-4500 or try our website.
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