According to Dallas Historical Society Centennial Gala Co-Chairs Kristen Sanger and Lisa Singleton,
“The stories of our great City and State are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society. Very few know that more than three million historical artifacts are housed at the Society, including treasures such as Sam Houston’s handwritten account of the Battle of San Jacinto, the only known original Juneteenth document, James Fannin’s watch, Santa Anna’s spurs and our newest acquisitions, the Tom and Alicia Landry Family Collection and the interactive ‘Texas Liberty Forever, The Battle of the Alamo,’ by artist Tom Feely, a 24×14-foot diorama with over 2,000 hand crafted pewter figures.
“Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves, and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations. The Society is visited by over 160,000 people annually and serves more than 20,000 students through guided tours and educational programming at the beautifully renovated Hall of State at Fair Park, as well as outreach programs at schools.
“In celebration of the Dallas Historical Society’s 100th Anniversary this year, we’re thrilled to announce that we will honor the Moody Foundation at a Centennial Gala on Saturday, November 12. For more than 75 years, the Moody Foundation has invested in projects and programs that exhibit innovative ideas and make long-term improvement in our communities. To date, the Moody Foundation has awarded more than 4,900 grants totaling more than $2 billion in the betterment of our City and State.
“Event tickets begin at $1,500, with table sponsorships beginning at $20,000. The Centennial Gala honoring the Moody Foundation is limited to 325 guests and is sure to sell out. Help us to continue telling the stories that shape our future by supporting the Gala and the Dallas Historical Society at www.dallashistory.org.”
* Photo credit: Rob Wythe Portrait Studio ** Graphic provided by Dallas Historical Society