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"Campaign Characters" Lecture-Sept 16
Chautauqua Lecture Series presents Paul Boller at the Dallas Central Library


Event Information

Event Type: Featured Event

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Event Hours:
7 p.m.

Dallas Central Library 7th Floor- Downtown Dallas
Parking Garage Entrance on Wood Street
(Parking passes will be validated at the event.)

Adults $7.00
Seniors $7.00
Members $2.00

The deadline to purchase tickets online was 9/15/2008.
Tickets can still be purchased at the gate.

Event Description

"Campaign Character"

Dallas Heritage Village has partnered with the Dallas Central Library to bring Paul F. Boller, Jr., Emeritus Professor of History at TCU and author of Presidential Campaigns, for "Campaign Characters." Boller gives a look into the lives of presidents as he tells humorous stories of those past and present.

A reception will follow the lecture. Dr. Boller will be signing his book Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush, which will be available for $16.95 (plus tax) the evening of "Campaign Characters."

The Dallas Public Library continues the campaign theme with their latest exhibit, "The People Choose: 1936, 1952, and 1964," on display September 16 through November 30 at the Central Library in the Texas/Dallas History reading room and O'Hara Exhibit Hall on the 7th Floor.

About Paul F. Boller, Jr.

Paul F. Boller, Jr. has a Ph.D. from Yale University. A Civilian Analyst for the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. from 1947-1948, he has taught American Culture and Intellectual History at Southern Methodist University, University of Texas and University of Massachusetts. Currently Professor Emeritus in History at Texas Christian University, Boller was first to hold the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in American History and is the author of numerous books including Presidential Anecdotes, Presidential Campaigns and Presidential Wives.

"Campaign Characters" Partner

About the Chautauqua Lecture Series

Like the Chautauqua Pavilion at Dallas Heritage Village, the Chautauqua Lecture Series was inspired by the adult education programs at Lake Chautauqua, New York. In the early 1900s, open-air pavilions were erected throughout the country to present their own “Chautauquas” where musicians, actors and lecturers brought a wide range of cultural attractions. The evening Chautauqua lectures are often held in the Chautauqua Pavilion.

In addition to the evening Chautauqua Lecture Series, Dallas Heritage Village also hosts the Pilot Grove Lunch Series and Village Readers Book Club. The Pilot Grove Lunch Series, held in the historic 1890 Pilot Grove Church, brings local scholars to the Village twice a year to discuss a specific historical aspect of Dallas. The Village Readers Book Club, held at the SMU Bookstore, selects five or six books for moderator-led discussions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to RSVP for the lecture?
A: If we know you're coming, we can better plan for adequate seating and the reception. Click here to purchase tickets online or RSVP by calling 214-413-3674 or email reservations@dallasheritagevillage.org.

Q: Where is the Dallas Central Library?
A: It's "official" name is the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, at 1515 Young Street, on the corner of Ervay Street. Click here for directions.

Q: Where do I park?
The entrance to the underground parking garage is located on the Wood Street side of the building. Please bring your parking voucher with you to the 7th floor for validation.


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