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April 2013
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April is going to be a very busy month for the DHS with Historic tours, Brown Bag lectures and a very special book premier event with former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison!

The March Historic tour was a sell out and the April tours are filling up fast. Book your tour now!

We hope you will join us for these programs and remember if you are or become a member you can take advantage of special discounts on all our paid programs. Click here for more membership information.

DHS is also hosting Carr Elementary, Holy Trinity School and Trinity Baptist school for educational tours of the Hall of State.

Thanks for all your support!

Jack Bunning
Executive Director
Dallas Historical Society

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 Please R.S.V.P. or pre-order your book at

214-421-4500 ext 101 or from nora@dallashistory.org



 Books may also be pre-ordered at www.dallashistory.org 



Bus for tours
Take a ride through history and join the Dallas Historical Society on one of our Historic City Tours. For April, DHS is offering some of our most popular tours and tour guides and they are filling up quickly. Book your seat now!!


To reserve a seat on any tour, click here  



Dtown Tour  




DOWNTOWN DALLAS, THEN AND NOW -  April 6 , 1:00 p.m.-4 p.m. 


Mike Hazel


Here's your chance to see downtown Dallas with fresh eyes and a historic perspective provided by local historian and author Mike Hazel. Learn how the area has evolved over time with special stops at Dealey Plaza, Klyde Warren Park and the Arts District. 








HIDDEN OAK CLIFF - April 20, 1:00 p.m.-5 p.m.





No one knows Oak Cliff like native daughter Rose-Mary Rumbley. Visit neighborhoods and sites you've never heard of and laugh along with Rose Mary's historically accurate tales. Special stops include Dallas Baptist University, the Trinity River Audubon Center and the

 DFW National Cemetery.






HISTORIC  DALLAS HOTELS - April 27, 1:00 p.m.-4 p.m.

Sam Childers   


In the early days of the city, hotels played an important role in the life of Dallas. Local historian Sam Childers will guide you through downtown and point out hotels, past and present, of significance to the life of the city. Brief visits inside two hotels are highlights of the tour.





To reserve a seat on any tour, click here 


Brown Bag 
Ann Shelton





          HALL OF STATE-

                FAIR PARK






Author and former librarian, Ann Shelton will focus on some of Texas' most notorious naughty ladies, bad girls and wild women.



 For a complete Brown Bag Lecture schedule, click here


This day in Dallas History...

By Samantha Dodd

Bob Hope  

During World War I the United States treasury department sold liberty bonds as a means of off-setting the cost of the war. Secretary of the Treasury created an aggressive campaign to popularize the bonds, grounding the appeal as simply patriotic. The same approach was instituted in the Second World War; however, after the attack on Pearl Harbor these bonds became known as war bonds. The government spent millions on advertising war bonds and used celebrities and Hollywood stars to effectively sell bonds. In April of 1943, celebrity Bob Hope hosted a War Bond rally at the Dallas County Club. Bob Hope was
a young vaudevillian during the 1920s; he performed at Dallas' Majestic Theatre. A long-time supporter of Southern Methodist University and Dallas, Bob Hope contributed funds and helped to open the Bob Hope Theatre in 1968 at SMU.  




Dallas Historical Society Minnie Flanagan Collection 89.7




Join DHS or Renew Your Membership Today! 


The Dallas Historical Society's members value the unique history of Dallas and Texas and believe it should be shared with others. Membership in DHS helps provide the additional funds to offer educational programs and to help preserve and build the collection of The Society. 


Your membership helps strengthen The Society and also offers you direct benefits. Members receive various discounts and previews to exhibits and events as well as special "member only" events.    


For more information on becoming a member of the DHS or to pay by credit card please Click Here or call Nora Lenhart at
(214)421-4500 ext 101.