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History Quest: Everything's Golden

In celebration of Dallas Heritage Village’s Golden Anniversary, the community is invited to History Quest –Everything’s Golden on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1515 S. Harwood Street.  Guests will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city’s best-hidden treasure Dallas Heritage Village. This event is open to everyone but is a special day for Boy and Girl Scouts, providing fun ways to earn badges.

Hit pay dirt (1800s miners’ talk for finding something valuable) panning/sifting for gold nuggets in the valley and hunt for Confederate Coins on the historic grounds.  Throughout the day, help protect Main Street’s Citizen’s Bank vault bullion from the Desperados.  Texas’ 9th Infantry will be on site during the day to help the kids apprehend the robbers.  In the depot, learn about travel and trains and how men crossed America in search of the golden dream, driving the last spike. When shopping with measures and weights in the general store, pay with gold dust and nuggets. Visit the farmstead to help spin golden ropes to tie into golden knots. Learn how to tie some specific knots to meet scouting badge requirements.

“Throughout this year, our guests will notice specific ties to our 50th anniversary at all of our events,” added Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village. “We hope to see lots of kids and families joining the Gold Rush race around the oldest park in the city because all that glitters is gold during this year’s very special History Quest.”

Boy and Girl Scouts may receive a scout day patch which may be preordered for $3. Discount tickets ($5 each) available online through April 14.  Gate: $10/adult, $6/child (ages 4-12) and $8/senior, 65+, and under age 4 are free.  For more information call 214-421-5141, email, or visit  


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