90th Anniversary of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush



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Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas

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Dr. Jody Edward Ginn

An Evening With!  Dr. Jody Edward Ginn and the 90th Anniversary of the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Presented by the Dallas Historical Society and the Texas Rangers Association Foundation

Step back in time and immerse yourself in history at an exclusive event presented by the Dallas Historical Society and the Texas Rangers Association Foundation. This unique occasion marks the 90th anniversary of the infamous end of Bonnie and Clyde.

Featuring an esteemed panel of guests, including David Born (Sheriff Jordan) and Dean Denton (Deputy Bob Alcorn) from the acclaimed Netflix Original Film, The Highwaymen, alongside Mike Gault, the great-grandson of Texas Ranger Maney Gault, and Dr. Jody Edward Ginn of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame/Museum. Guiding the discussion is Justice Ken Wise, host of the popular Wise About Texas podcast.

The panel will delve into the true Bloody Legacy of Bonnie and Clyde, exploring the enduring impact of their story across various mediums, notably feature films.

Gain insight firsthand as The Highwaymen co-stars recount their experiences filming the iconic ambush scene at the very site of Bonnie and Clyde’s demise.

It’s all happening at the Hall of State at Fair Park on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. Parking is free. CPE credit is available for educators. 

As an extra treat, there is a VIP reception complimentary to DHS members at the Collectors Level and above or $30 per person. Light snacks and refreshments are available. Get your tickets here:   

Dr. 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. 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.

Most recently, he served as historical consultant for publicity on the blockbuster Netflix Original Film, “The Highwaymen” (starring Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates, and Kim Dickens) and has been quoted in USAToday, Time Magazine, the UK Daily Mirror, and

While you are at the Hall of State, don’t miss the interactive massive diorama of the Alamo, Texas Liberty Forever,  ( ) and use the iPads to hear the sounds of the battle, see close-up images and hear brief explanations of the different scenes. The app can also be downloaded to your own cell phone to experience this fabulous diorama. 

Karl Chiao is the executive director of the Dallas Historical Society and Dr. Roy Washburn is board chair.       

For more information, the public can contact the office assistant at   or call 214-421-4500. Or visit the website at

The Dallas Historical Society: Whether someone is new to Dallas or a native Texan, the Dallas Historical Society offers programs and exhibits that educate and inform visitors about their home city and reveal insights and little-known facts that one might be unable to attain from history books alone, especially with the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, the interactive Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo diorama by Thomas Feely.

Ongoing events include Brown Bag Lectures, An Evening With programs, and Pour Yourself Into History happy hours. Join in discovering more about Dallas and take part in one or more of these wonderful programs. Visit the website for more information at


The Dallas Historical Society Celebrated Its Centennial Year In 2022


The stories of Dallas are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society through the three million items that comprise our archives and artifact collections. Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves, and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations.


Housed at the Hall of State in Fair Park since 1938, DHS presents these collections through education programs, exhibitions, tours, access to research materials and workshops. 


Among the three million historical artifacts at DHS are such treasures as Sam Houston’s handwritten account of the Battle of San Jacinto, the only known original Juneteenth document, James Fannin’s watch, and Santa Anna’s spurs. The DHS collection houses over 10,000 bound volumes and receives more than 1,500 research requests annually.


Each year, the Dallas Historical Society is visited by over 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 schools. Visit the website for more information at

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