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Dallas Historical Society

The caretakers of North Texas' fascinating past...


However, Dallas and the rest of North Texas boast histories that are rich and intriguing.

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

The society's collection includes James Fannin's watch and Santa Anna's Texas Campaign medal. Meanwhile, the library holds more than 10,000 bound volumes and three million historic documents, including Sam Houston's handwritten account of the battle of San Jacinto.

The society's operations, and its affiliated G.B. Dealey Library, reside in Fair Park's Hall of State. It is in the Hall of State that the society also stages fascinating exhibitions on North Texas history. Each year, more than 12,000 schoolchildren enjoy guided tours of the Hall of State.

That structure is a historical treasure in its own right – a supreme example of Art Deco architecture that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You'll find the Dallas Historical Society and the Hall of State between The Esplanade and The Cotton Bowl.

For more information, contact:

Dallas Historical Society
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, TX 75210
(214) 421-4500

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