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Museum-ing in the Rain

Published on Saturday, June 28, 2014 By Melissa Prycer
As a living history museum, a large portion of our space is outdoors. That means when the lovely Texas weather is unbearably hot or frigidly cold, it is often a challenge to attract visitors. The same goes for rain as most people want to find nice, indoor activities to partake of when it is raining. What most people don’t realize, however, is that you can still enjoy plenty of outdoor activity and our Village no matter what the weather decides to be that day (or that hour here in Texas). Here is your “How-to” guide on enjoying the Village in the rain: First, make sure not to think of our facility as entirely outdoors. We have 18 historic buildings that are open during public hours that you may tour and explore, inside! Sure, you need to walk to and from e ..

Know a good sheep looking for work?

Published on Friday, June 20, 2014 By Melissa Prycer
A Post by Evelyn Montgomery: (/images/postimages/dscn0762.jpg) “Our sheep enjoy spacious accommodations and wonderful view of the Dallas skyline.” The flock at Dallas Heritage Village needs a new member. The current ovine (Google it and use it daily until it feels natural) population consists of two chubby Southdowns, Winston and Starbuck, and one aged Rambouillet, MayBelle. They would love to welcome a new, younger sheep to share their home at the farmstead of a nationally accredited museum in the heart of the fashionable Cedars neighborhood. This is an offer no sheep could refuse. The museum would not be able to pay for this new sheep, but would be happy to give you a letter acknowledging your donation to a registered non-profit, which th ..

All Atwitter with the Junior Historians

Published on Friday, June 13, 2014 By Melissa Prycer
Today concludes the induction and training of our 2014 class of Junior Historians. Junior Historians are volunteers from the ages of eleven to seventeen who help at the Village. They give tours of our various homes and buildings, they help with special events, and they complete a project each year (past projects include the exhibits in the Doctor’s Office and the Worth Hotel). This year the new class will work on a project focusing on the Renner School House. We have 7 new Junior Historians joining the team this year and over this week they have been learning all about the village, volunteering, and how to give tours. Today concluded their camp and they actually served as tour guides for five of our buildings. Heather and Makayla gave tours of Millermore, one of our  ..

High Flyin’ Flags

Published on Friday, June 06, 2014 By Melissa Prycer
(/Event_Detail)Join us for June’s Family Past Times on Saturday, June 14th . For this event all children (and dads!) will receive free admission to the village, so bring the whole family! The theme of the day is High Flyin’ Flags, celebrating Flag Day and it will offer a wide variety of activities for families to take part in. We also highly encourage “dad participation” as an early Father’s Day celebration. Flag Day was first declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 by national proclamation. In August of 1949, Congress officially established Flag Day and while it is not a federal holiday, it is still widely recognized and observed. The holiday honors the anniversary of the official adoption of the flag of the United States of Ameri ..

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