According to Dallas Historical Society Executive Director Karl Chiao,
“The Dallas Historical Society (DHS) is a 100-year-old non-profit organization founded in 1922, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the heritage of Dallas and Texas history. Located at the Hall of State in Fair Park, DHS seeks to educate and inspire present and future generations and serves as the preeminent resource for learners of all ages to discover first-hand the dynamic, diverse, and rich history of Dallas and Texas.
“With a collection of over 3 million archival pieces and artifacts, DHS conserves one of the largest collections relating to Dallas history in North Texas and serves as a resource for authors, historians, and scholars. In 2020, DHS acquired the world’s largest and most significant Battle of the Alamo diorama, Texas Liberty Forever! created by Tom Feely. Feely’s diorama is now housed permanently in the South Texas room within the Hall of State and will serve to educate children and adults on the history of Texas across the State for generations to come.
“In addition to the diorama itself, the Alamo exhibit also offers a mobile app designed to enhance guests’ experience. DHS’s educational Alamo app acts as an immersive storytelling tool by providing a comprehensive play-by-play of one of the most revolutionary sieges in American history. In particular, the app offers 360-degree panoramas that place individuals at pivotal battle locations around the Alamo fortress, which includes an augmented reality-enhanced narrative feature that uses target imagery and 3D visualizations to bring these climatic moments to life.”
* Photo credit: Danny Campbell ** Graphic/photo provided by Dallas Historical Society
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