I’m interested in Dallas history and I would love to hear some of the most knowledgeable experts in the subject speak. Can the library help?

The Texas/Dallas History and Archives department is a proud sponsor and partner of the annual Legacies Dallas History Conference.

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The 14th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference is being held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dallas Historical Society in the Hall of State at Dallas’ Fair Park. This year the theme is Transforming Dallas. It will include the following lectures:

  • The Coming of the Railroads to Dallas (Presented by Thomas H. Smith, Ph.D.)
    The Founding of Highland Park (Presented by Pierce Allman)
  • Modernism Comes to Dallas: The Work of Howard R. Meyer (Presented by Jann Patterson Mackey, Ph.D.)
  • A Quiet Force: How Sam Bloom Shaped the Public Response to Integration in Dallas (Presented by Carol Roark)
  • Memories from DealeyPlaza, Panel Discussion with Eyewitnesses to the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: Bill and Gayle Newman, Pierce Allman, and Rickey Chism (Moderated by Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator of The SixthFloorMuseum at DealeyPlaza

Registration is available online at dallasheritagevillage.org or call 214-413-3665 for more information. A free brochure detailing the conference is available on the seventh floor of the Dallas Public Library in the Texas and Dallas History Collection.

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2 Responses to I’m interested in Dallas history and I would love to hear some of the most knowledgeable experts in the subject speak. Can the library help?

  1. Ann Herrington says:

    I have a copy of “Gardens of the Americas,” an official guide to a flower show “Celebrating Dallas’ One Hundredth Anniversary” March 29 through April 6, 1941, in the Automobile Building, Texas State Fair Grounds, Dallas, TX. It is a step back in time. Would you like to have it?

  2. donna says:

    You’re invited to the Lakewood Branch Library on January 31, at 6:00 PM. There you’ll be able to learn some history of Dallas from Mark Doty, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Dallas, who will give a lecture and slideshow presentation for his book, “Lost Dallas”, which documents more than 200 buildings and neighborhoods built and developed in Dallas over the past 170 years, many of which no longer exist. Proceeds from book sales benefit the City of Dallas Municipal Archives. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is sponsored by the Lakewood Library Friends. Call 214-670-1376, or visit: lakewoodlibraryfriendsdallas.org The Lakewood Branch of the Dallas Public Library, 6121 Worth Street @ Abrams, Dallas, 75214

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