Join in the celebration on Saturday, November 12, 2022
(Featured photo: Hunter Sullivan Band.)*
Kristen Sanger and Lisa Singleton, chairs of the Dallas Historical Society’s Centennial Gala, have added a special treat to the evening’s celebration: Dallas’ own iconic Hunter Sullivan will take the stage with his band to entertain at the after-dinner speakeasy with this smooth sounds and hard-hitting Big Band classics (Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, etc.). He and his ensembles have built a solid reputation as the go-to source for authentic presentation of the best in the Great American Songbook, classic pop, and romantic ballads.
Slated for Saturday, November 12, 2022, the Dallas Historical Society’s Centennial Gala celebrates 100 years as the preeminent repository for the collection, preservation and exhibition of the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas.
The gala takes place at the beautifully renovated Hall of State in Fair Park, where the DHS collection has been housed since 1938. The brief gala program will recognize the significant contributions of the Moody Foundation with the DHS Centennial Jubilee Award. The Foundation, since its inception 80 years ago, has awarded over 4,900 grants totaling $2 billion towards the betterment of communities in our great State of Texas.
The evening begins with a cocktail reception among the Dallas Historical Society exhibits, followed by a seated dinner in the Hall of State with a specially-created menu designed by Wendy Krispin Catering, with florals and décor by Bryan Long of Grey Gardens, and in a speakeasy-style, dancing to the sounds of Hunter Sullivan and his band.
Underwriting and sponsorships levels range from $15,000 up to $50,000. Individual tickets begin at $900 each. Individual sponsor tickets are $1,500 each and include VIP access for all three Centennial events and name recognition. Platinum sponsorship tickets for two are $5,000, include VIP access for all three Centennial events and more. Visit the website at www.dallashistory.org for details.
The Dallas Historical Society: Whether someone is new to Dallas or a native Texan, the Dallas Historical Society offers programs and exhibits that educates and informs visitors about their home city and reveals insights and little-known facts that one might be unable to grasp from history books alone, especially with the museum’s newest permanent exhibit. Ongoing events include brown bag lectures, Evening With programs, and the Deep Vellum series along with this very special exhibit honoring Texas’ independence, the interactive Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo diorama by Tom Feely. Join in discovering more about Dallas and take part in one or more of these wonderful programs. Visit the website for more information at www.dallashistory.org
The Dallas Historical Society: Celebrating Its Centennial Year In 2022
The stories of Dallas are shared each day at the Dallas Historical Society through the three million items that comprise our archives and artifact collections. Established in 1922, the Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves, and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire future generations.
Housed at the Hall of State in Fair Park since 1938, DHS presents these collections through education programs, exhibitions, tours, access to research materials and workshops.
Among the three million historical artifacts at DHS are such treasures as Sam Houston’s handwritten account of the Battle of San Jacinto, the only known original Juneteenth document, James Fannin’s watch, and Santa Anna’s spurs. The DHS collection houses over 10,000 bound volumes and receives more than 1,500 research requests annually.
Each year, the Dallas Historical Society is visited by over 160,000 people and serves more than 20,000 students through guided tours and educational programming at the Hall of State, as well as outreach programs at schools. Visit the website for more information at www.dallashistory.org
**Photos by Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent the Dallas Historical Society’s Centennial events and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz.)