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November 2015 News and Events
Big Texas Music Exhibit Success! 

During the State Fair of Texas (September 25th-October 18th) nearly  112,000 visitors enjoyed the Big Texas Music exhibition.  

As part of the exhibit the Dallas Historical Society raffled off a 2015 Gibson Les Paul Guitar that was donated by long-time volunteer and member, Wayne Smith (pictured on right). 

Raffle tickets for the guitar sold out in just under one week at the State Fair. On October 19th, a winner was drawn and awarded the Gibson Les Paul Guitar. 

Congratulations to Alex Francisco Caruthers of The Colony, Texas (pictured on the left)! 

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with this year's exhibit. We truly appreciate your continued support and dedication to the Dallas Historical Society.  

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Pour Yourself Into History

Joinlight-wine-pour.jpg the Dallas Historical Society and our co-hosts, the Preservation Dallas Young Professionals, for Happy Hour at the Melrose Hotel's Library Bar on November 3rd from 5:30-7:00 PM for our next POUR YOURSELF INTO HISTORY.
Chad McClendon, Library Bar Manager, will guide us through the history of the 91 year old hotel with a brief presentation and tour starting at 6:15 PM.  An informal Q&A will immediately follow back at the Library Bar.  So, come, eat, drink, help support a local business and raise awareness about local history!  Hope to see you there!

When: November 3rd, 2015
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: The Library Bar, Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

Cost: Free!

Founders and Veterans - A Salute to the Fighting Pioneers of Dallas

Grab your lunch, stop in at 12 PM (noon) at the Hall of State and explore a variety of different topics about local and state history.

Speaker: John Slate, City Archivist, Dallas Municipal Archives
Join us as we celebrate Founders Day at the Dallas Historical Society with John Slate, City Archivist for the City of Dallas. Slate traces the early founders and civic leaders of Dallas who fought in conflicts ranging from the War of 1812 to the Crimean War, to the American Civil War and beyond. Using images and documents from the Dallas Municipal Archives and the Dallas Historical Society, the lives of the pioneers come alive as we honor and salute our local veterans.

When: November 10, 2015
Time: 12:00pm

Where: Hall of State
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

Cost: Free
Making JFK Matter-Popular Memory and the Thirty-fifth President

Join the Dallas Historical Society at the Hall of State on Thursday, November 12th to hear about the critically acclaimed book, Making JFK Matter-Popular Memory and the Thirty-fifth President, by Paul H. Santa Cruz, a local author and an archivist at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. Previously he was with the DeGolyer Special Collections Library at Southern Methodist University. He received his B.A. in history from Southwestern University and his M.A. in history from Southern Methodist University. This book covers a new topic, looking at the popular memory of JFK and how it has been used and misused over time. Doors open at 6:30PM and talk begins at 7PM. Books will be available for purchase. 

When: November 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Time: 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Were: Hall of State
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210

COST: Free

2015 Awards for Excellence in Community Service

The Awards for Excellence in Community Service are presented on behalf of the Dallas Historical Society to the designated recipients who are deserving of recognition for their generosity of spirit, civic leadership and ability to encourage community-wide participation in a particular phase of the growth of the city.
The recipients of the 2015 Awards for Excellence are:

Arts Leadership - Giselle "Gigi" Antoni
Business - Richard Eiseman, Jr.
Creative Arts - Bill Booziotis        
Education - Margaret "Marnie" Wildenthal        
Health/Sciences-Medicine - Robert W. Haley, M.D.
Humanities - The Reverend Dr. Ronald E. Jones
Humanities/History - Cynthia Salzman Mondell and Allen Mondell
Philanthropy - Gerald Ford        
Sports Leadership - Tim Brown        
Volunteer Community Leadership - Vikki J. Martin and the Ferguson Road Initiative        
Jubilee History Makers - Matrice and Ron Kirk

This year's Awards for Excellence luncheon will take place on  November 19, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Fairmont Dallas. To attend or support the 2015 Awards for Excellence In Community Service please click here. 
Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you are searching for the special, one of a kind gift, look no further!

Order a print of a photograph from the Dallas Historical Society. There are thousands of historic Dallas images in our collection, everything from stores and restaurants, to street scenes and skyline views.

Browse through the online catalog and order your print with ease.

Don't see what you are looking for? Contact the archivist to see what else is available.

From everyone at the Dallas Historical Society, happy holidays!
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