(Featured photo: Co-Presidents Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul.)*
Each year at this time the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) invites the community to join the organization and take advantage of the many benefits of membership through its fundraisers and other events which celebrate historic preservation and generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.
Co-Presidents Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul agree: “At a time when we are all staying closer to home, there is a heightened appreciation for the things that make our community special. We invite new and renewing members to join us as we work together to build awareness about the importance of protecting and promoting the visual history along with architectural and cultural legacies of the Park Cities. Our community’s support is crucial to the success of these efforts.”
Some of the favorite fundraising events sponsored by PCHPS are the Historic Home Tour, Distinguished Speakers Luncheon and the Classic & Antique Car Show, which in Spring 2021, celebrates the community and its architectural and automotive treasures. Join now and become a part of this wonderful group.
Other membership benefits and activities for 2020-2021 year include:
• Educational meetings during the year
• Landmarking events honoring significant homes for architectural, historical or restoration merit
• Access to walking tour
• Online membership directory and mobile app
Funds raised help in these ways:
1. Preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village
2. Support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library
3. Fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives
4. Award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history
5. Fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School.
A new member benefit this year includes a pre-sale offer for the soon-to-be-published book A House for Texas. The Elbert Williams Residence at 3805 McFarlin Boulevard in University Park is one of the most important houses in Texas. Text and Drawings by R. Lawrence Good, FAIA. Photographs by Charles Davis Smith, FAIA. Benefits to include autographed copy, private book club meeting with the author along with other perks to be announced. Pre-sale orders will be available soon.
Varying levels of membership are available. Take note of these levels and what each has to offer. Please join by September 15, 2020 to be included in the Yearbook Directory. Visit http://www.pchps.org to pay online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (214) 528 -0021.
Become a member and help preserve and celebrate all the attributes that make the Park Cities an incomparable community from an aesthetic, educational, and personal perspective and to support the mission to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society.)