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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.

Winter weather hours: The Dallas Historical Society and the Hall of State will be closed to the public on days that Dallas schools are closed or delayed due to weather and road conditions. The Hall of State and the Dallas Historical Society offices will be closed Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st for the FoodieLand Night Market & Food Festival.

The Hall of State and The Dallas Historical Society’s exhibits are free and open to the public.

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

The Dallas Historical Society’s offices are open:

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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