The Parlor

 A New Early Childhood Playspace

Located in the previous Law Office building on the Village’s Main Street, The Parlor is a special place for children aged 18 months to 5 years old, featuring a reading nook; a dramatic play area where children can dress up and interact in a faux parlor setting with a tea set, food, and more; a hands-on manipulatives area with blocks, cars, animal figurines, and more; a weaving station; and a chalkboard across the back wall. Kids will have a place to play and explore and parents, a place to relax. 

Inspired by Dallas Heritage Village’s smallest next door neighbors, the children from Vogel Alcove, the Village, along with Vogel Alcove and SMU's Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE), applied for and received a Community Anchor grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) in September 2016 for the implementation of this interactive play area. Fast forward a year and The Parlor is now a reality. 

The space will be the homebase for the children of Vogel Alcove when they come over for the many programs that Dallas Heritage Village and Vogel Alcove partner on. As well, it will be the location of the early childhood storytime program, Barnyard Buddies. The Parlor may be open during special educational events. 

Fall 2017 Dates:

Tickets must be purchased for programs and events.

Barnyard Buddies, Wednesday, October 11th at 11:00am

Lone Star History Day, Friday, October 27th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

History Quest, Sunday, November 5th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Barnyard Buddies, Wednesday, November 8th at 11:00am

Candlelight, Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Barnyard Buddies, Wednesday, December 13th at 11:00am

For more information, contact Mandy Haltom, Curator of Education

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