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 Dress In Your Cowboy Chic and Join Us at The Texas Independence Day Celebration Valor and Swagger benefiting the Dallas Historical Society


 Get your tickets now for the Saturday, February 25, 2023 Celebration!

The Dallas Historical Society invites everyone to dress in their Cowboy Chic and join in the Texas Independence Day Celebration themed Valor and Swagger on Saturday evening, February 25, 2023 at the beautifully renovated Hall of State.

This is a uniquely Texas event celebrating Texas’ independence showcasing the spirit of Texans and collective pride, be it Texas born or getting here as fast as possible! This Texas-sized celebration will feature live music by the Mojo Brothers Band, regional cuisine and spirits.
As a special treat, guests are invited to a private, up-close look at the interactive Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo, created by artist Tom Feely. It is the world’s largest diorama depicting the Battle of the Alamo. Topped Hats will be there, donating 20% of sales to DHS. Olivia Bennett will preview her newest collection including Olivia Bennett footwear by Twisted X, donating 25% back to DHS and 50% of artworks sold. Tickets are $187 each and are available via the website at and the direct link is
Host committee members are Jeanette and Stan Graff, Susan and Bob Jenevein, Mary and Bill Pickens, Jr., Rogge Dunn Group, PC, Scheef and Stone – Solid Counsel, Sullivan and Cook, LLC., and Lisa and Clay Cooley. Karl Chiao is the executive director of the Dallas Historical Society and Dr. Roy Washburn is board chair.        
Proceeds of this event benefit the Dallas Historical Society, an organization devoted to preserving and exhibiting the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations.
For more information, contact, Michelle Meadows, Director of Development and Special Projects  or call 214-808-9322

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2023: First Annual Texas History Symposium.

    10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Join the DHS in welcoming Dr. Stephen L. Hardin and Dr. Lloyd Uglow as they discuss the Battle of the Alamo and the Runaway Scrape, as part of our Texas Independence Day Celebration. Hall of State Auditorium, Fair Park.
  • Sunday: April 23, 2023: Centennial Community Celebration at Klyde Warren Park presented by Pegasus Bank. This free-to-the-public event will highlight and celebrate our great city, state and local organizations. Live performances by local cultural groups and artists, specially curated exhibit from the DHS Collection, Fun Dallas Pop Ups and Activities, Games and Giveaways, Dallas’ Best Food Trucks.

  • Thursday, November 16, 2023:  Dallas Historical Society’s Annual Dallas History Makers Luncheon (formerly Awards for Excellence Luncheon)

 The Dallas Historical Society: Whether someone is new to Dallas or a native Texan, the Dallas Historical Society offers programs and exhibits that educates and informs visitors about their home city and reveals insights and little-known facts that one might be unable to grasp from history books alone, especially with the museum’s newest permanent exhibit. Ongoing events include brown bag lectures, Evening With programs, and the Deep Vellum series along with the very special exhibit honoring Texas’ independence, the interactive Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo diorama by Tom Feely. 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: Celebrating 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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