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Gail and R. Gerald Turner, Honorary Chairs. Photo by Rob Wythe/Gittings.

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Announces
Gail and R. Gerald Turner as Honorary Chairs of Taste • Tour • Explore and Addresses of the Homes on the Spring Tour


Taste • Tour • Explore includes the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Jenna Bush Hager, April 11, 2018
Historic Home Tour, April 14, 2018
Classic and Antique Car Show April 21, 2018
Presented by Allie Beth Allman
Presenting Media Sponsor: D Home

 Lucinda Buford, president of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) is honored to announce Gail and R. Gerald Turner, president of SMU, as the honorary chairs of the Society’s Spring Taste • Tour • Explore events, which begin on Wednesday, April 11 with the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Jenna Bush Hager as the speaker, chaired by Tish Key at the Brook Hollow Golf Club.

Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of The New York Times best seller Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin American in 2006 as an intern with UNICEF. Hager is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Jana Paul, chair of the Historic Home Tour, has also just announced the homes on the tour on Saturday, April 14. They are 3925 Potomac Avenue, 75205; 3928 University, 75205; 3504 Hanover, 75225; 4516 North Versailles Avenue, 75205 and 3712 Maplewood, 75205. 

Polly and Dan McKeithen are chairing the Classic and Antique Car Show happening on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Burleson Park, 3000 University Boulevard, by Southern Methodist University. It is open to the public at no charge.

Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now and start at $150 each. Patron single seating starts at $300 each and include a Patron Party invitation. Other levels include more benefits. Sponsorships and table underwriting are available beginning at $1,500 up to $10,000. Check the website for updates: or email for sponsorship forms.

Advance tickets for the Saturday, April 14 Historic Home Tour will be available one month before the tour online at and at these Tom Thumb stores: Snider Plaza, Preston Center, Greenville/Lovers Lane, Inwood/University, Lincoln Center.  For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 582-0021.

The 2018 Historic Home Tour features architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities.
•  The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.
•  The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are the Society’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated for scholarships and to help further our mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities.
•  The Society landmarks architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park
Cities, some of which are on the Historic Home Tour.
•  Members of the Society enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.

Sponsors as of December 14, 2017: Presenting Sponsor, Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Home Sponsor: Capital Distributing; Lucinda Buford/Tessa Mosteller, Briggs Freeman.  Legacy Sponsors: Highland Park Village, William Briggs Architect, Venise and Larry Stuart. Vintage Sponsors: Carol and Clair Storey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International; Cynthia H. Beaird, William S. Briggs, David Dike Fine Art, Eiseman Jewels NorthPark, Harold Leidner Landscape Architects, Jana and Hadley Paul, Lentz Landscape Lighting, Sleepy Hollow Homes, Southwest Gallery.  Presenting Media Sponsor is D Home. Newspaper media Sponsor is The Park Cities News/The Waters Family

PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the fundraisers will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives and award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture, history or preservation. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit


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