Brown Bag Lecture Series

Join us at 12 PM (noon) on the second TUESDAY of the month, March-September, at the HALL OF STATE (3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210) as the DHS explores a variety of different topics about local and state history.

  • All lectures are FREE and open to the public.
  • Individual reservations are not necessary but are appreciated for large groups planning to attend.
  • Attendees are welcome to bring their own “brown bag” lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
  • Tables will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Each lecture will last approximately one hour.
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2018


THE BLOODY FIFTH, Volumes I & II

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  

Author, John Schmutz examines the sweeping history of the 5th Texas Infantry-“The Bloody Fifth”-one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th Texas established an exceptional combat record in an army known for its fighting capabilities.

Speaker: John Schmutz


UNFORGETTABLE TEXANS 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Popular columnist and author Bartee Haile brings to life some of the most intriguing Texans who ever slipped through the cracks of history.

Speaker: Bartee Haile


TEXAS WOMEN FIRST and/or TEXAS ADOPTION ACTIVIST, EDNA GLADNEY

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Join author Sherrie McLeRoy as she discusses her books on the exceptional women of Lone Star history.

Speaker: Sherrie McLeroy


THE COUNTERFEIT PRINCE OF OLD TEXAS

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Author Lora-Marie Bernard unravels the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State.

Speaker: Lora-Marie Bernard


TEXAS LADIES WHO MADE THEIR CITIES PROUDrose-mary-rumbley-edt

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Come hear local author and personality Rose-Mary Rumbley speak about women who have made Texas proud.  From pioneers to politicians to artists to activists.

Speaker: Rose-Mary Rumbley


BONNIE AND CLYDE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Join author John Neal Phillips as he vividly pepicts Bonnie and Clyde as real people, products of social, political, and economic forces that directed them into a life of crime and bound them to it for eternity.

Speaker: John Neal Phillips


TEXAS DAMES and/or TEXAS RANCH WOMEN

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Join author Carmen Goldthwaite in an inspiring survey of fierce Lone Star ladies from early Tejas to the twentieth century.

Speaker: Carmen Goldthwaite


DALLAS IN 1918

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

City of Dallas Archivist John Slate explores Big D in the time of a flu pandemic, WWI, the eve of women’s suffrage, and the war effort on the home front.

Speaker: John Slate


 TEXAS FAR AND WIDE

December 11, 2018

From the Staked Plain Quakers to the Kaiser Burnout, E.R. Bills delves into some of the most fascinating chapters of overlooked Texas lore.

Speaker: E.R. Bills


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