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September

Old Time Music Jam   Sept. 7 and 21, 2 – 4:30 p.m. – free with admission

Tap your toes, clap your hands and join in the Old Time Music Jam.  This twice monthly jam (every first and third Saturday) has their home base in Browder Springs Hall.  Folks gather 'round to play old time tunes, a sort of acoustic, fiddle-infused precursor to bluegrass and country as we know it.  Come join in the fun!

October

Old Time Music Jam   October 5 and 19, 2 – 4:30 p.m. – free with admission

Tap your toes, clap your hands and join in the Old Time Music Jam.  This twice monthly jam (every first and third Saturday) has their home base in Browder Springs Hall.  Folks gather 'round to play old time tunes, a sort of acoustic, fiddle-infused precursor to bluegrass and country as we know it.  Come join in the fun!

Gun Fights at the Village   October 5 and 19, noon and 1 p.m., weather permitting, free with admission.  Witness early Dallas law and order, settler style, on the Village’s Main Street.  Performed by the Trinity River Desperados, visitors will get a firsthand view of the “Wild West” when a mild disagreement turns into a gun fight on Main Street.  After the gun fight, visit with members of the Trinity River Desperados.  Be sure to ask each member for a trading card.  You’ll want to be on the lookout for these desperados! 

Brush with History: Following Frank Reaugh   October 4-6

The weekend is filled with art and activities as we explore Dallas artist Frank Reaugh

(1860-1945). This year’s sale and exhibition will honor the dean of Texas plein air painting, Frank Reaugh.  Artists from throughout the state have been invited to submit plein air paintings to the juried show, which will be displayed in Browder Springs Hall.  In addition, artists were also invited to visit and paint at the Village.  The show will be up throughout the weekend with works available for purchase through November 1.  A complete list of participating artists will be released in September.

  • Opening Reception   Friday, October 4:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Browder Springs Hall

Free Admission.  Food and Wine are available for purchase.

Please join us for an evening highlighting the work of several noted Texas painters, presented in the beautiful setting of Dallas Heritage Village. The works will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Village. 

  • “Wake up and Paint the Dawn!”  Saturday, October 5:  Gates open at 6:30 a.m. (sunrise is at 7:20, paintings finished by 10 a.m.)   FREE

Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a plein air competition Saturday morning in the spirit of Frank Reaugh’s famous field trips out west.  Everyone will have three hours to paint the village while taking advantage of the morning light.  Photographers are also welcome.  All painted works entered into the show will go on display for the weekend and will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to come watch the artists in action. 

  • Brush with History: Saturday Activities   October 5:10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free with admission

Frontier artists, when out on the Texas prairie, learned to be creative and industrious by making their own art supplies.  Learn about the interesting and sometimes curious history of color as you make your own handmade pastel.

Help us turn the village into a strolling art gallery with sidewalk paintings using chalk pastels.

Lindy Severns, featured artist for Brush with History, will give a plein air demonstration and talk at 1 p.m.  Michael Duty will give a lecture on Frank Reaugh’s career at 2:30 p.m.  Duty is principal of Michael Duty Fine Art, LLC, and founding director of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art of Indianapolis.

  • Family Past Times:  Following Frank Reaugh   Sunday, October 6.  Noon – 4 p.m.

Kids are free!
Brush with History festivities continue Sunday for Family Past Times.  Learn about the history of color and make your own pastel, then try your hand at “painting’ with chalk/pastels as we turn the village into a strolling art gallery with sidewalk paintings.  Let’s get messy as we follow artist Frank Reaugh and his history with pastel painting. 

Barnyard Buddies: Following Frank Reaugh   Wednesday, October 9  11 a.m.

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

Discover historic Dallas artist and founder of the Dallas Museum of Art, Frank Reaugh, and his favorite creative tool: pastels.  We will read Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson and The Red Chalk by Iris Vander Heide.  Find out the fun history of your favorite color and make your own handmade pastel to take home.  We will also paint with chalk on the sidewalks of the village.

Farina Lecture Series: Kathleen Kent   Tuesday, October 15   7 p.m.

Patron Level: includes signed copy of her new book, The Outcasts, wine and cheese reception in the saloon from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  $50 for individuals and $75 for couples.

Admission to the lecture is free if you RSVP by October 10.  $10 at the door.

Kathleen Kent, Dallas resident and best-selling author of The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife, will be discussing the challenges and surprises of turning history into fiction.  Her newest book, The Outcasts (published in September), is set in 1870s Texas.  Books will be available for purchase.

Lone Star History Day:  Little Women & Little Men   Friday, October 18 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Online discount tickets through Tuesday, October 16: 1 free adult, $5/children, and $7 additional adult. Regular admission rates will apply at the gate.

A special day for homeschoolers and their families!  Come spend the day with a family of little women,   united in their devotion to each other, and learn about their struggles to survive during the Civil War.  Then later with Jo and her family of little men, including 12 orphan boys at their school, join the boys as they learn "how to help themselves and be useful men" in 1900s America.

Families will learn about the different types of schooling available: private tutor vs. public school or private school vs. at home with family.  Discover the unconventional way the Plumfield School was run  — allowing pets to come and allowing students  to tend their own gardens — and how it compares to schooling today.  Create tokens and write letters to place in the “birdhouse” mailbox.  Join the Busy Bee area, but make sure you are doing something at all times:  reading aloud, drawing, and other activities.  Become a Pickwick Player and try on some simple costumes and learn about plays and performances from the books.  Try the obstacle course wearing period fashions, or play croquet, hoops & graces, and other stylish games of the time period.  You can even take a quiz to see which character you are most like from the two books!  There will be lots to do as we explore Little Women and Little Men by Louisa May Alcott.

Lamar Street Festival   Saturday, October  19  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free admission!

In conjunction with this celebration of the neighborhood’s history, be sure to check out our new exhibit, Cedars Stories.  For more information: www.lamarstreetfestival.com 

November

Old Time Music Jam   November 2 and 16   2 – 4:30 p.m. – free with admission

Tap your toes, clap your hands and join in the Old Time Music Jam.  This twice monthly jam (every first and third Saturday) has their home base in Browder Springs Hall.  Folks gather 'round to play old time tunes, a sort of acoustic, fiddle-infused precursor to bluegrass and country as we know it.  Come join in the fun!

Gun Fights at the Village   November 2,  16 or 23 (TBD)-check dallasheritagevillage.org at later date 

Noon and 1 p.m., weather permitting, free with admission. Witness early Dallas law and order, settler style, on the Village’s Main Street.  Performed by the Trinity River Desperados, visitors will get a firsthand view of the “Wild West” when a mild disagreement turns into a gun fight on Main Street.  After the gun fight, visit with members of the Trinity River Desperados.  Be sure to ask each member for a trading card.  You’ll want to be on the lookout for these desperados! 

Family Past Times: Time after Time   Sunday, November 3.   Noon – 4 p.m.  Kids are free!

Daylight Savings Time…  Why do we spring forward and fall back each year?  Learn the history behind our country’s changing of the clocks on this day when we go back in time!

Barnyard Buddies: Recycle, Reuse!  Wednesday, November 13  11 a.m.

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

The world today is all about recycle/reuse, but this is not a new concept.  The pioneers were experts at reusing and repurposing items inside and outside the home.  We will read Mr. King’s Things by Genevieve Cote and The Family Tree by Davis McPhail. Become a DHV inventor of new from old as we play with and create fun from found and forgotten objects.

Civil War on the Home Front/Cub and Boy Scout Day  Saturday, November 16  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Battle re-enactment at 2 p.m.  $5 Advance tickets by November 13.   Gate: $9 Adults, $7 Seniors, $5 Kids

Join us for a day of measurements and mathematics as we explore the history of land surveying in the largest state in the union.  Surveying was first practiced in Texas to define the boundaries of Spanish land grants. During this time, distances might be measured by "a cigarette's length" or "half a day's walk."  Explorers and frontiersmen, like Lewis and Clark, helped map and define this country, along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, just to name a few.  

Author Susanne Starling will be giving a lecture at 11 a.m. about her book Land is the Cry!  The story is about Warren Angus Ferris, pioneer surveyor and founder of Dallas County.

Artifacts will be on display and historic surveying tools will be set up for hands-on activities as we take field notes and map the original city park, Browder Springs, and Mill Creek — all hidden in plain sight under the Village.  Learn and create your own survey monument.  Did we really use three pits and a mound to map our great state? What do cotton spindles, bois d’ arc post, and railroads have in common? 
Joins us for some fun and history at the village for as we survey the Civil War.

December

Old Time Music Jam   December 7 and 21, 2 – 4:30 p.m. – free with admission

Tap your toes, clap your hands and join in the Old Time Music Jam.  This twice monthly jam (every first and third Saturday) has their home base in Browder Springs Hall.  Folks gather 'round to play old time tunes, a sort of acoustic, fiddle-infused precursor to bluegrass and country as we know it.  Come join in the fun!

Gun Fights at the Village    December 7 and 21, noon and 1 p.m., weather permitting, free with admission.  Witness early Dallas law and order, settler style, on the Village’s Main Street.  Performed by the Trinity River Desperados, visitors will get a firsthand view of the “Wild West” when a mild disagreement turns into a gun fight on Main Street.  After the gun fight, visit with members of the Trinity River Desperados.  Be sure to ask each member for a trading card.  You’ll want to be on the lookout for these desperados! 

Family Past Times: Brown Paper Packages     Sunday, December 1   Kids are free!  Noon to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the season with activities and crafts that inspires us during this season of gifts and giving.  Stop by the General Store to experience what shopping was like in the past.

Barnyard Buddies: Sharing the Season     Wednesday, December 11   11 a.m.

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

Let’s get into the holiday spirit of giving as we read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and The Lonely Book by Kate Benheimer and make a gift perfect to give away to a special someone. 

Candlelight   Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15; 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Discount Tickets online through December 11:  $10/Adult, $8/Senior and $6/Child

Gate: $12/Adult, $10/Senior and $8/Child

Celebrate the gifts of the season with Dallas Heritage Village. Learn the traditions of Christmas and Hanukah. Enjoy strolling carolers, telling St. Nicholas your holiday wishes, riding in Nip and Tuck’s donkey-pulled carriage and making holiday crafts. Local groups perform on three stages all evening.  Festive foods available for purchase from food trucks, as well as a bake sale, traditional kettle korn, nuts and more.

Dallas Heritage Village is located at 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas, TX  75215

Unless otherwise noted, tickets can be purchased for all of these events online (www.dallasheritagevillage.org). 

Regular admission rates:  $9 adults; $7 seniors (65+); and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge.

For questions or to RSVP, contact the Reservations Coordinator at 214-413-3674 or reservations@dallasheritagevillage.org.

Dallas Heritage Village, located at Old City Park, is a nationally accredited history museum, depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. It is one of only five museums in the Dallas area to have this distinction. The grounds showcase 38 historic structures, including log cabins, the pre-Civil War Millermore home, a Victorian Main Street, a railroad complex, an 1860s farmstead with livestock, a 19th century church, school and more.  Visitors discover how crops were grown, animals cared for and how family living progressed from log cabins to grand manors and Victorian homes.  Dallas Heritage Village is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as individual and group donations. Dallas Heritage Village was nominated in 2011 and 2012 by D Magazine as one of the top Dallas-area family attractions. It is located at 1515 South Harwood, one block south of Farmers Market in Downtown Dallas. Hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. The Village is closed the months of January and August. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. For more information call 214-421-5141 or visit www.DallasHeritageVillage.org

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