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TEMPORARY RESEARCH LIBRARY CLOSURE

Due to the overwhelming impact of the State Fair of Texas, the Dallas Historical Society Archives will be closed for research starting September 9th thru November 5th. During this period our archives, collections, and research assistance services will be unavailable. We apologize for any disruption this may cause to our researchers. Please contact us after November 5th with any research inquiries.


Texas Cinema

Produced in partnership by the State Fair of Texas and the Dallas Historical Society, Texas Cinema focuses on the history and impact of film performers and creators from the Lone Star State as well as the depiction of Texas through film. Incorporating a substantial amount of video and other media elements, the Great Hall will come alive with interactive opportunities and valuable historical artifacts. Through a partnership with the Dallas Film Society, the Hall of State’s Hill Auditorium will feature screenings all day. Experience Texas Cinema at the Hall of State.


CLICK HERE to see the current exhibition schedule


Century Society

The Century Society of the Dallas Historical Society is comprised of engaged and forward thinking community members who take pride in the city of Dallas and are committed to the 100th anniversary of the Dallas Historical Society in 2022. Whether generational, longtime Dallas resident or new to the city, each member has one goal in mind: to continue to support the important history of the people, places, and events for the next generations. The objective of the Century Society is to take the organization into the next hundred years in a meaningful and modern way.

*The Founding Members will play an integral role in the formation of the Century Society in order to ensure the success of the 100th anniversary celebration.  Founding Members will be expected to pledge to a five year commitment. For more information please contact Molly Nolan at 214-421-4500 ext. 107


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.