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December 2015 News and Events
Santa Laughed all the Way to Dallas

Join us for a very special holiday-themed Brown Bag!
Presenter: Rose-Mary Rumbley, Author and Historian
During the holiday season we find ourselves waiting in anticipation of visits from family and friends, planning those gatherings and looking forward to that special morning when children (and some adults) squeal with delight. But now we are going to hear Rose-Mary Rumbley's version of Christmas past, telling us of the places in Dallas that celebrated in a special way. Of course, Jolly old St. Nick was in Dallas in the 1840's, but in the 1940's, according to Rose-Mary, he was laughing so hard that he caused all sorts of traffic jams and hysteria in the city. He was present every year, because Santa really loved Dallas, but the history behind some of his past visits is truly worth special notice. And who could tell it better?

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 12:00pm

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

Cost: Free
Congratulations to the recipients of the 
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
Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you are searching for that 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!
Save the Date!

Dallas History Conference    

Breaking the Mold

Featuring conference presentations by:

Susanne Starling
"Armed Dallas Mob Raids Corporate Headquarters:
The Hedgcoxe War or the Peters Colony Rebellion"

Evelyn Montgomery,
"It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Planning in Dallas"

John Slate and Willis Winters
"Racial Desegregation of Dallas Parks"

J. Gordon Melton
"Swimming in Other Streams:
Alternative Currents in Dallas's Religious Tradition"
Special Feature:
"Conversation with a History Maker: Anita Martinez,"
conducted by Mercedes Olivera.

When: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Where: The Hall of State, Fair Park
Registration: 8:00 A.M.
Conference: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Cost: $35
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