February 24, 2024: 2024 Reed and Stanley Graff Texas history Symposium sponsored by the Dallas Historical Society featuring two speakers: Kolby Lanham, Senior Researcher and Historian at the Alamo speaking on Revolutions and the Weapons that Won Them and Thomas Ledesma, Researcher at the Alamo speaking on A Tussle over Tierra Incognita. Free and open to the public. 10:00 a.m. at the Hall of State. Free parking. Afterwards, go right next door to the interactive massive diorama of the Alamo, Texas Liberty Forever, ( https://www.dallashistory.org/exhibitions/ ) and use the iPads to hear the sounds of the battle, see close-up images and hear brief explanations of the different scenes. The app can also be downloaded to your own cell phone to experience this fabulous diorama. What a fun Saturday!
April 18, 2024: 36th Mad Hatter’s Luncheon benefiting A Woman’s Garden and the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Themed Gardens of Greece. Barbara Bigham, Honorary Chair. Allison Brodnax, Chair. Karen Sargent, President, Women’s Council.
Celebrating its 36th year, this fabulous party has been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies raised assist with the development, growth and maintenance of A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum.
Guests travel from all over the United States, planning their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter’s Luncheon, taking the theme as inspiration for their sophisticated, glamorous, and delightfully lavish hats, but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum.
April 19, 2024: Pot of Gold Luncheon benefiting Rainbow Days, Inc. Chaired by Donna and Terry Saad. Featured speaker is Erin Gruwell, a dedicated educator, author, and advocate for social justice, gained national recognition in 1998 when she and her students, known as the Freedom Writers, were featured on ABC’s PrimeTime Live.
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