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The Hall of State is temporarily closed, in preparation for the 2023 State Fair of Texas. Starting Friday, September 29th, the Hall of State and the Dallas Historical Society’s exhibits will be open daily from 10:00 AM — 7:00 PM for anyone with a State Fair of Texas admission.

The Dallas Historical Society’s offices are currently open by appointment only. Please CONTACT US to if you need to make an appointment

Our Mission

The Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations.

Our Vision

The Dallas Historical Society endeavors to be the preeminent resource for exploring, preserving and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas.

The stories of Dallas are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society (DHS) through the three million items that comprise our archives and artifact collections. 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. 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.

The Dallas Historical Society is a 501C-3 organization.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The history of Dallas is the history of all who have ever called Dallas home. The Dallas Historical Society is committed to preserving and presenting the inclusive history of our city. The more perspectives we include, the more accurate our understanding of the past becomes.

What We Do

    • Manage the Hall of State – Fair Park
    • Present public programs on Dallas and Texas history
    • Educate thousands of children every year
    • Conduct Historic City Tours of Dallas
    • Collect and Preserve Dallas and Texas history
    • Presents exhibits on Dallas and Texas history


Board of Trustees

CLICK HERE for a list of the Board of Directors and the current trustees.


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