Since January, a team of top historians have been working hard on Dallas Heritage Village’s latest exhibit. Have I mentioned that these historians are still in middle school and high school? Over the past several years, the Junior Historians have completed several projects (http://dhvblog.org/2011/07/19/a-new-generation-of-curators/)that have developed their historical muscles, which made them all the more ready for the challenges of the Worth Hotel project. Unlike our other projects, they had a wealth of primary sources to work with–census records, newspaper articles, and oral histories. Some of those primary sources didn’t exactly match up perfectly, so there was much discussion as we tried to get closer to the truth. Emily explained that process (http://dh ..
Many of our loyal blog and e-newsletter readers are friends, but not necessarily members of Dallas Heritage Village. Assuming that is true, this posting is aimed specifically at you! We assume that you are familiar with who we are and what we do. You probably know, for example, that we are Dallas’ only outdoor living history museum devoted to Texas heritage; that we stage a wide variety of public events and programs; that we provide field trip experiences to over 24,000 area students annually; and that we care for more than 30 historic buildings. (/images/postimages/ftwagon.jpg) What you may not know, because we don’t talk about it very often in our e-newsletters, is how Dallas Heritage Village is funded. Because we are a history museum located in Dall ..