About us

OUR MISSION

The Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations.

OUR VISION

The Dallas Historical Society endeavors to be the preeminent resource for exploring, preserving and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.

The stories of Dallas are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society (DHS) through the three million items that comprise our archives and artifact collections. Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the preeminent organization of its kind in Dallas, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations. Housed at the Hall of State in Fair Park since 1938, the Society presents these collections through education programs, exhibitions, tours, access to research materials and workshops.  Each year, the Dallas Historical Society is visited by more than 160,000 people and serves more than 20,000 students through guided tours and educational programming at the Hall of State, as well as outreach programs at school locations.

The Dallas Historical Society is a 501C-3 organization.

WHAT WE DO

Manage the Hall of State – Fair Park
Present public programs on Dallas and Texas history
Educate thousands of children every year
Conduct Historic City Tours of Dallas
Collect and Preserve Dallas and Texas history
Presents exhibits on Dallas and Texas history