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Apr
23
Tue
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture with Don Baynham @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture with Don Baynham

Mrs. Exall and Mr. Carnegie: How the Free Public Library Came to Dallas

Don Baynham will describe how Dallas got two Carnegie Libraries and lost them. Baynham retired after a 45-year career with Dallas College. Long interested in history, he has served as Board Chairman of the Dallas Historical Society, Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, and the Dallas County Historical Commission. He is a current trustee of Old City Park, a board member of Legacy Dallas: The Virtual Museum of Dallas County History, and a Life Trustee of the Dallas County Heritage Society.

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May
14
Tue
Brown Bag Lecture with Dr. Richard McCaslin @ Hall of State, Fair Park
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pompeo Coppini: Defining the Historic Landscape of Texas

Dr. McCaslin will recount the life of sculptor Pompeo Coppini. During a career in the United States that spanned sixty years, Coppini created over 230 sculptures, including the six imposing statues in the Hall of Heroes at the Hall of State. Dr. McCaslin is the Director of Publications for the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), retired as the TSHA Professor of Texas History at the University of North Texas, and is the author or editor of nineteen books, eight of which received awards.

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May
23
Thu
An Evening With! Dr. Jody Edward Ginn @ Hall of State, Fair Park
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

90th Anniversary of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush

Dr. Jody Edward Ginn will explore the careers of the notorious outlaw couple, emphasizing the impact of their crimes on the victims and families affected by their crime spree. Dr. Jody Edward Ginn is a former law enforcement investigator/administrator and U.S. Army veteran who has worked for over two decades as a public historian. He is the author of Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark and East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers’ Cleanup of San Augustine.

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Jun
6
Thu
An Evening With! Dr. Terrance Furgerson @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Dallas Story: The North American Aviation Plant and Industrial Mobilization during World War II

Dr. Furgerson will examine the aviation factory operated by the North American Aviation (NAA) company in Dallas. He will explore the factory’s construction and opening, operation, relations with the local community, and closure at the war’s end. Furgerson is a professor of history at Collin College, near Dallas, Texas. He holds a doctorate from the University of North Texas, with a concentration in American military history.

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Jun
11
Tue
Brown Bag Lecture with Rusty Williams @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Texas, Loud, Proud, and Brash

Writer-historian Rusty Williams will share more stories from his most recent book, Texas, Loud, Proud, and Brash. Williams is the author of five nonfiction books and numerous magazine and journal articles. A former newspaper person, Rusty has written for the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Associated Press.

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Jun
24
Mon
2024 Texas History Professional Development Conference @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Texas History Professional Development Conference

Join the Dallas Historical Society us for this free, two-day Professional Development Conference, presented in partnership with the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation. Learn from leading Texas historians and exemplary classroom instructors. Improve your content knowledge and sharpen your teaching skills at the beautiful and historic Hall of State. Attendees will earn 12 CPE Credits. Questions? if you have any questions, please CLICK HERE to contact our Director of Education.

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Jun
25
Tue
2024 Texas History Professional Development Conference @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Texas History Professional Development Conference

Join the Dallas Historical Society us for this free, two-day Professional Development Conference, presented in partnership with the Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation. Learn from leading Texas historians and exemplary classroom instructors. Improve your content knowledge and sharpen your teaching skills at the beautiful and historic Hall of State. Attendees will earn 12 CPE Credits. Questions? if you have any questions, please CLICK HERE to contact our Director of Education.

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Jul
9
Tue
Brown Bag Lecture with Texas Ranger Lee Young @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Texas Rangers and the Service of the Seminole Indian Scouts in Texas

Retired Texas Ranger Lee Young will discuss his 29-year career as a Texas law enforcement officer and the history of the Absentee Seminole Tribe of Texas. A descendant of Seminoles who fled to Mexico in 1850 to protect their freedom. His Great-Great-Grandfather, Sgt. John Ward, a Seminole Indian Scout, was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1875. This heritage has allowed Lee to bring the history, life, and accomplishments of the Seminole Indian Scouts and Texas Rangers into classrooms, cultural centers, service organizations, and professional organizations.

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Jul
11
Thu
An Evening With! Photographer Ron St. Angelo @ Hall of State, Fair Park
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Life and Art of Photographer Ron St. Angelo

Photographer Ron St. Angelo will present a retrospective of his life and career. A lifelong Texan, St. Angelo has had photographs published in countless books and magazines during his thirty-year association with the Dallas Cowboys. A US Navy Veteran, St. Angelo served two tours of duty in Vietnam. In addition to his work for the Cowboys, he has worked for the Diocese of Dallas and won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.

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