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April Brown Bag Lecture

Historic Sacred Places of Dallas

Presented by A. Robert Jaeger

President of Partners for Sacred Places  
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Noon- FREE to the Public
Margaret and Al Hill Lecture Hall
Hall of State- Fair Park
3939 Grand Avenue

Historic sacred places are often the most beloved and architecturally significant buildings in any city. Their towers, porticos and stained glass windows provide identifying elements in the local skyline, and they attest to the diverse traditions and  ofevolution the region's populations. Dallas is home to many dozens of historically significant houses of worship.  






Bob Jaeger, President and Co-Founder of Partners for Sacred Places, the only national, nonsectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties, will explore the rich history and significant community impact of Dallas' sacred places.




Individual reservations are not necessary but are appreciated for large groups planning to attend.

Please contact the DHS at 214-421-4500 ext 101 for group reservations.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own "brown bag" lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Tables will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Each lecture will last approximately one hour.



DHS programs sponsored in part by: 
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs    
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Grove Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

with Paul McLin and Frances James (assisting as health allows)

Saturday, May 3, 2014     10:00 a.m. to Noon


DHS Members: $ 10     Non/Members: $ 20 (Join DHS)
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Grove Hill Cemetery marked its 100th birthday in 2011, and it is still a very active cemetery.  It contains an impressive array of monuments to 20th century movers and shakers of Dallas, as well as the largest and best collection of mausoleums in the county.  Anyone that has been in the Dallas area for any length of time will feel a special connection to the illustrious people interred at Grove Hill.


 The entrance to Grove Hill Cemetery is on Samuell Boulevard, just east of the intersection with Lawnview.  Tour attendees will park in the parking lot just inside the entrance on the right.


This is a walking tour only.  Participants will meet at the designated cemetery for the tour.





Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour

with Paul McLin and Francis James (assisting as health allows)

Saturday, May 17, 2014     10:00 a.m. to noon


DHS Members: $ 10     Non-Members: $ 20 (Join DHS)
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Oakland Cemetery dates to 1892.  Its permanent residents include famous mayors, congressmen and other elected officials; educators, doctors and lawyers; business owners and bankers; world-famous clergy; a Civil War general (one of only two in Dallas County); land developers (Highland Park, for

example); the first president of the Shakespeare Club (for 52 years!); a renowned millionaire eccentric; and a tragic victim of police brutality, to mention just a few of its 35,000+ graves.  Oakland has some of the finest funeral statuary to be found anywhere.




 The entrance to Oakland Cemetery is on the east side of Malcolm X, between MLK and Pine, in the 3900 block.  Tour attendees will park inside the cemetery around the circle that features a very tall obelisk (which is straight ahead after entering the cemetery.
DHS programs sponsored in part by: 
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs