JUST IN: Gail And Gerald Turner To Serve As Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society’s Taste • Tour • Explore Series Honorary Co-Chairs

More news has been reported about the upcoming Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Taste • Tour • Explore series that will include PCHPS Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Jenna Bush Hager at Brook Hollow on Wednesday, April 11, the Historic Home Tour on Saturday, April 14, and the Classic Antique Car Show on Saturday, April 21, in Burleson Park.

Gail Turner, Peruna and Gerald Turner (File photo)

PCHPS Chair Lucinda Buford has just revealed that SMU’s First Couple Gail and Gerald Turner will serve as honorary co-chairs for the trifecta that’s being presented by Allie Beth Allman And Associates.

BTW, Tour Chair Jana Paul has also announced that the houses on the tour will include 3925 Potomac Avenue, 3928 University, 3504 Hanover, 4516 North Versailles Avenue, and 3712 Maplewood.

Tickets for the luncheon chaired by Tish Key  are available here.  While the tour tickets will go on sale in March, the car show is free and just in case of rain, Show Co-Chairs Polly and Dan McKeithen have arranged for it to be held on the following Saturday.

Quinn’s Landmark Home Was The Perfect Spot To Announce The Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society’s Spring Plans Announcement

Kim and Terry Quinn

Nutcrackers guarding the front door

Stockings hung along the mantle


Venise Stuart and Shelby Fuqua

Hadley and Jana Paul

Barry and Lucinda Buford

Kim and Terry Quinn’s Park Cities home was made for the holidays. With Nutcrackers on both side of the front door, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree aglow in the living room’s window, personalized stockings hung along the mantle and Drake, the tail-wagging Labrador making everyone feel right at home, it was the ideal place for the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s holiday party on Tuesday, December 12.

Making it even more perfect was the fact that the Prairie-style home built in 1914 was recently designated a historical landmark.

PCHPS President Lucinda Buford also took the opportunity to announce April’s fundraising plans for guests like PCHPS President-elect Venise Stuart, Barry Buford, Hadley Paul, Shelby Fuqua and Susan and Tom Stanzel.

Tish Key will be chairing the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, at Brook Hollow Golf Club with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager as the keynoter.

The following Saturday, April 14, Jana Paul will be chairing the Historic Home Tour. The homes that will be on tour will be announced in the weeks ahead.

The annual Classic and Antique Car Show on Saturday, April 21, will be chaired by Polly and Dan McKeithen.

Park Cities Historic And Preservation Society Has Expanded Home Tour And Distinguished Speaker Luncheon To Include Vintage Cars

Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society President Cynthia Beaird just announced that the 2016 Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon has been expanded. The society has added the First Annual Classic and Antique Car show to the fundraising program.

The trio of events kicks off with the luncheon presented by Doris Jacobs Real Estate on Wednesday, March 30, at the Dallas Country Club with Doris Jacobs and her daughters Kim Jacobs Callow and Teffy Jacobs co-chairing the event. Luncheon tickets range from $125 to $1,000 and may be purchased here.

The following Saturday (aka April 2), Classic and Antique Car Show Chair Dan McKeithen has arranged for the vehicles to be lined up at Burleson Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. But if you’ve got a vintage car and would like to have it on display and compete for a trophy, then it’s $25 per car in advance and $35 at the door. If Mother Nature decides to throw a temper tantrum, then the back-up plan calls for the show to take place the following Saturday (aka April 9) in the same place.

Cynthia Beaird and Venise Stuart (File photo)

Cynthia Beaird and Venise Stuart (File photo)

The final event will be the home tour that is being chaired by Venise Stuart, who has arranged for a killer lineup including homes belonging to Patty and Price Pritchett (3432 Bryn Mawr), Cynthia and Brice Beaird (4339 Potomac), Margaret and Robert Cowan (3640 Maplewood) and Jana and Hadley Paul (3429 Cornell). Advance tickets for the Home Tour are available at the Park Cities Tom Thumbs for $20. The day of the tour, tickets will cost $25.

Pulling double duty will be Jan and Fred Hegi, who will be the honorary co-chairs for both the luncheon and the home tour.