According to Junior League Of Dallas Centennial Co-Chair Andrea Cheek,
“To formally kick-off our Centennial, the Junior League of Dallas (JLD) will honor its impressive history and current-day projects with an exhibit at the 2021 Texas State Fair.
The exhibit will include historical documents, memorabilia and photos to showcase 100 years of JLD’s ‘Legacy of Leadership, Devotion to Dallas’ and the women who made so much happen. The JLD began in 1922 with a group of 40 women determined to make a difference. Women had received the right to vote two years prior, but opportunities outside the home were still few. The League provided a place for these women to grow their talents and give back to their city. Today, the JLD is nearly 5,000 women strong. This interactive experience at the Hall of State will allow patrons to see pieces of the League’s incredible history and leadership training from 1922 through present day.
“The Centennial team and our members have been working passionately to bring the history of the League back to life. There are so many stories to be told, and it has been inspiring to see all of the work the Junior League of Dallas has done around Dallas over the last 100 years.
“The Centennial celebration will kick-off this summer continuing through May 2022, and will include several once-in-a-lifetime events, activities and projects that will showcase the 100-year history of the JLD, celebrate its incredible achievements and developing women leaders, all while continuing to tackle some of the toughest issues and most critical needs in Dallas.
“The community will have a chance to experience the exhibit from Friday, September 24, to Sunday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Junior League of Dallas