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.
TEXAS’ FIRST RADIO STATION:
WRR RADIO CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
WRR was the first licensed broadcast station in Texas and one of the nation’s five inaugural stations. Operated by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture, WRR is an integral component of the City of Dallas’ commitment to providing access to arts opportunities to its residents, as well as to the nearly eight million residents of North Texas.
A visual history or WRR is currently on display in the North Texas Room, at the Hall of State at 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.