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Come at 6 p.m. for the reception, ribbon cutting and tour of the newly renovated historic depot at Dallas Heritage Village

Redevelopment news in occurring almost daily in the Cedars or Farmer’s Market areas, and Dallas Heritage Village is right in the middle of the action.  Join us in a conversation "Looking Back While Moving Forward" on Tuesday, September 23, at 6:45 p.m. at the Annual Meeting of Dallas Heritage Village, in Browder Springs Hall, 1515 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75215.  Free parking. Panelists Evelyn Montgomery, PhD, Curator at DHV; Michael Przekwas, President, Cedars Neighborhood Association; and Tanya Ragan, President, Farmer’s Market Stakeholder’s Association will discuss the history of this neighborhood, assess today’s activity, and explore the collective vision for the next several years. 

Come a little earlier at 6:00 p.m. for a reception and ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Depot at Dallas Heritage Village.  Attendees may tour the new interactive exhibit.  Funded by The Kalman and Ida Wolens Foundation, the historic depot has been updated both inside and out. Preservation specialist Ron Siebler repaired deteriorated wood, replaced the roof and repainted the exterior. The flat car in front has also been repaired and painted and will be completed with an outdoor exhibit of freight. Inside, curators and educators are constructing a new interactive exhibit. Topics include "A Tale of Two Cities," about how the railroad line built Dallas' success while dashing the hopes of bypassed Jefferson in east Texas, and "Luxury and Livestock," about the conditions of railroad travel for animals, goods, and people who experienced Pullman cars. Activities will include exploring trunks containing the possessions of recently arrived passengers, planning routes using Texas and Pacific railroad timetables, and learning Morse code on a functioning telegraph.

RSVP for the evening to Lisa Simpson, 214-413-3662, lsimpson@dallasheritagevillage.org.  Event is FREE.

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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