Interactive Alamo Diorama Opens to the General Public
Created by Pennsylvania-based artist Thomas Feely, Jr. over 18 years and stretching across more than 336 square feet in size, the Texas Liberty Forever! diorama is the largest depiction of its kind and serves as the centerpiece of the Battle of the Alamo Exhibit at the Hall of State. This interactive exhibit opens its doors on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.
Moody Fund for the Arts Awards a Record $400,000 to small Dallas Arts Groups
The Moody Fund for the Arts today announced it is awarding a record $400,000 in grants to 54 small Dallas arts organizations. The applications approved this year include funding for new works and commissions, general program and operating costs, capacity building, and community performances/artist in residency categories. The groups represent a broad cross section of small, emerging and ethnic arts organizations and numerous art forms including theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film, and literary arts.
Storm Damage Relief Fund
We appreciate your support and concern during this time. While we were very lucky that the collection only received minor impact from the storm, the conservation costs for those, of course, were not anticipated. We would appreciate any monetary help you might be able to provide.
The Tom & Alicia Landry Family Collection:
Opening to the public on January 5, 2021, this collection tells the story of the man behind the legend, featuring more than 60 mementos from Landry’s life, some of which have never been seen by the public. These relics from Landry’s life include items from his childhood in Mission Texas, his time as a college and professional athlete, his illustrious career as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and his induction into the NFL Hall of Fame. The collection will have a permanent home with the Dallas Historical Society at the Hall of State in Fair Park.
About the Dallas Historical Society:
Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the preeminent organization of its kind in Dallas, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations. The stories of Dallas are shared each day through the three million items that comprise its archives and artifact collections. 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. More information can be found at http://www.dallashistory.org.