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Membership supports History

The Dallas Historical Society was organized on March 31, 1922, by 101 prominent citizens. In 1938, the Society assumed the management of the magnificent Hall of State at the request of the City of Dallas. The Hall of State is one of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of Fair Park. The Historical Society is the oldest historical organization in Dallas County that is committed to preserving the area’s entire history.

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The Historical Society preserves rare Dallas and Texas-related three-dimensional objects, including James Fannin’s watch and Santa Anna’s Texas Campaign medal. The research library holds more than ten thousand bound volumes and three million historic documents, including Sam Houston’s handwritten account of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Membership supports Education

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Each year, the Dallas Historical Society serves approximately 20,000 students, providing more that half with free or discounted educational programs. Outreach programs give students who are unable to visit the Hall of State the opportunity to experience educational programs on historical topics in their own classrooms.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

 

DHS Historian Membership - $50

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar

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This level is a special 'double' Historian membership for a discounted rate.

  • One (1) household subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitation for two (2) to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Historian Discounted Memberships range from $25 - $30*

The Dallas Historical Society offers a special discounted rate for students, educators and volunteers.

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A DISCOUNTED MEMBERSHIP

*Student discount is available to all primary, secondary, or college students. Educator discount is available to all public, private School, college and retired faculty. Volunteer discount is available to any volunteer that donates at least 20 hours for the Dallas Historical Society.

DHS Biographer Membership - $100

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar
  • State Fair of Texas admission voucher for one (1)

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

DHS Collector - $250

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar
  • State Fair of Texas admission voucher for one (1)
  • One (1) complimentary Historian level gift membership
  • Two (2) VIP Pour Yourself into History passes

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

DHS Scholar - $500

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar
  • One (1) State Fair of Texas admission voucher
  • One (1) complimentary Historian level gift membership
  • Two (2) VIP Pour Yourself into History passes
  • One (1) Historical Photographic Reproduction

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

DHS Academic Membership - $750

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar
  • One (1) State Fair of Texas admission voucher
  • One (1) complimentary Historian level gift membership
  • Two (2) VIP Pour Yourself into History passes
  • One (1) Historical Photographic Reproduction
  • Private group tour for up to six (6) of the Alamo Diorama by a member of the DHS staff

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

DHS Philosopher Membership - $1,000

This membership includes:

  • A subscription to Legacies, the semi-annual journal of Texas History
  • Invitations to DHS “members only” events
  • Reciprocal memberships to 250 Museums and Historical Societies across the country.
  • Member discount on all DHS store purchases
  • Monthly e-newsletter and calendar
  • One (1) State Fair of Texas admission voucher
  • One (1) complimentary Historian level gift membership
  • Two (2) VIP Pour Yourself into History passes
  • One (1) Historical Photographic Reproduction
  • Private group tour for up to six (6) of the Alamo Diorama by a member of the DHS staff
  • Private tour of the museum archives by a member of the DHS staff

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

DIRECTOR’S INNER CIRCLE MEMBERSHIPS

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest membership group, The Director’s Inner Circle, by the Dallas Historical Society.

Comprised of our esteemed founding members, former Fellows of the Dallas Historical Society, The Director’s Inner Circle is designed to engage a vibrant community of proactive individuals passionate about history. This exclusive membership offers exciting and unique programming opportunities.

Members of The Director’s Inner Circle will have access to a variety of behind-the-scenes events and intimate gatherings. One such highlight is our latest series, the Author’s Table Dinners, where members will enjoy intimate dinner parties featuring bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize nominees. These gatherings provide a platform for engaging conversations about their latest works.

The roots of The Fellows of the Dallas Historical Society can be traced back to October 1, 1934. A rediscovered roster of the original 1922 members from the Society’s archives in the early 1980s revealed the names of one hundred and one distinguished Dallasites, many of whom have descendants who continue to support the Dallas Historical Society to this day.

In 1982, the Fellows received official recognition as a unique membership category within the Dallas Historical Society. Steering this initiative was Louise Caldwell, alongside the esteemed Stanley Marcus—the last surviving member of the original 1937 group—who served as co-chair. Marcus, upon accepting his role, ensured that funds raised would be allocated to the publication of works on Dallas history. Additionally, he requested to be identified as Stanley Marcus, NCM, an abbreviation cryptically indicating “no committee meetings” upon inquiry.

FOUNDING FELLOWS OF THE DIRECTOR’S INNER CIRCLE

 

Shannon Callewart
Janis & Roy Coffee
Susan & Josiah Daniel, III
Karan Edgemon
Adrienne Faulkner
Michael Higgins

Mary Jalonick
Lester & Hon. Margaret Keliher
Don Kingston
Wendy Krispin
Margot Perot
Ed Perrin

The Rosewood Foundation
Diane & John Scovell
Carolyn Speed
Joyce & Harvey Mitchell
Margaret Simmons Dear
Barbara & Roy Washburn

INNER CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP TIERS & BENEFITS

 

Director's Inner Circle Junior Fellows - $500
A Special Membership for Individuals 40 Years Old & Under

This membership includes:

  • Annual Cocktail Party (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Preview Party Tickets (2)
  • Cocoa with Santa Family Tickets (4)
  • Pour Yourself into History VIP Tickets (2)
  • Texas Independence Day Party Ticket Access (2)

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US ABOUT APPLYING FOR A JUNIOR FELLOWS MEMBERSHIP

Director's Inner Circle Patron - $2,500

This membership includes:

  • 1 Author's Table Dinner (Reservation for 2)
  • 1 Special Access Private Event (2 Guests)
  • Annual Cocktail Party (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Preview Party Tickets (2)
  • Cocoa with Santa Family Tickets (4)
  • Pour Yourself into History VIP Tickets (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Passes with Parking (4)
  • Texas Independence Day Party Ticket Access (2)

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DIRECTOR'S INNER CIRCLE

Director's Inner Circle Statesman - $5,000

This membership includes:

  • 2 Author's Table Dinners (Reservation for 2)
  • 2 Special Access Private Event (2 Guests)
  • Annual Cocktail Party (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Preview Party Tickets (2)
  • Cocoa with Santa Family Tickets (4)
  • Pour Yourself into History VIP Tickets (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Passes with Parking (4)
  • Texas Independence Day Party Ticket Access (2)

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DIRECTOR'S INNER CIRCLE

Director's Inner Circle Presenter - $10,000 [SOLD]

This membership includes:

  • 3 Author's Table Dinner (Reservation for 2)
  • 2 Special Access Private Event (2 Guests)
  • Lunch with the Executive Director
  • Luncheon Patron Party Tickets (2)
  • Dallas History Makers Luncheon VIP Tickets (2)
  • Annual Cocktail Party (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Preview Party Tickets (2)
  • Cocoa with Santa Family Tickets (4)
  • Pour Yourself into History VIP Tickets (2)
  • State Fair of Texas Passes with Parking (4)
  • Texas Independence Day Party Ticket Access (2)

CLICK HERE TO INQUIRE ABOUT FUTURE PRESENTER OPPORTUNITITES

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