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The Dallas Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Dallas and Texas history. Offering  education programming, lectures, historic city tours, museum exhibitions, and other special events, this organization strives to be the preeminent resource for exploring, and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas. We endeavor to encourage historical inquiry and maintain the importance and relevance of history today. Our collection of archival material- including historic photographs, diaries, journals, papers, periodicals, maps, and books- is available to researchers. Formed in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society is the oldest organization in Dallas County committed to preserving the history of the region, and presenting it to the public in innovative and informative ways.

Upcoming Temporary Closure

The Hall of State and the Dallas Historical Society’s offices will be closed to the public Friday, August 2, 2024 during the Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair event at Fair Park.

The Hall of State Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00PM

The Dallas Historical Society’s Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays
By appointment only

Please CONTACT US to if you need to make an appointment

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