An Evening With!

Join the Dallas Historical Society for the An Evening With! series.  Explore Dallas and Texas history with authors and experts who will speak on a range of fascinating subjects supported by an exhibition of related items from the DHS collection.


with Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney

Drawing on the collections of the Dallas Historical Society and private individuals, this exhibit and lecture will examine the birth of the Civil Rights movement in Texas and its relationship to the nationwide movement focusing on the 1960’s.

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March 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM

LOST FAIR PARK with Jim Parsons

This talk will feature the buildings and art that were constructed for the 1936 Centennial and have been lost or torn down over time. Included in these are the Hall of Negro Life, the Ford Building, the original Woofus, and the murals in the Food and Fiber building. Parsons is the co-author of Fair Park Deco and DFW Deco.

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April 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM


with Patricia Bernstein

Patricia Bernstein will discuss the legacy of Dan Moody, a twenty nine year old district attorney who put several Klansmen on trial in Georgetown, and went on to become the state’s youngest attorney general and governor. Bernstein argues that the trials were the beginning of the end of the Second Klan in Texas. This talk will also focus on Klan history in Dallas.

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May 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM

SUFFRAGE IN DALLAS with Melissa Prycer

Melissa Prycer, Executive Director of Dallas Heritage Village will discuss the Woman Suffrage movement in Dallas and Texas. The Texas Equal Rights Association was organized in Dallas in 1893 and the association soon had several chapters across the state. In 1913, the Texas Woman Suffrage Association was reactivated. This later became the Texas Equal Suffrage Association. Several prominent women were involved in this cause including Mary Eleanor Brackenridge and Minnie Fisher Cunningham. Texas became the ninth state in the Union to ratify the nineteenth amendment.

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June 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM