Featured on WFAA’s Weird Wednesday

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September 23rd, 2016


The Old Red Museum was recently featured on WFAA’s Weird Wednesday segment! Click on the image above to get a glimpse as some of the wonderfully weird artifacts Old Red has to offer.

Old Red Museum would like to give kudos to Brandon Hamliton and everyone at WFAA that helped promote our organization and the rich history that we showcase on a daily basis.

Dallas on the Home Front on WFAA!

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February 17th, 2016


Our Exhibit, Dallas on the Homefront, was recently featured on WFAA’s morning show! Watch the video below to get a taste of what this exhibit has to offer!



Stop by Old Red to see this new World War II themed exhibit along with our already captivating exhibition of the history & culture of Dallas County! Old Red Museum is open daily from 9am-5pm; tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (65 years or older) & students (with Student ID), and $5 for children (ages 3-16).

Happy Holidays From Old Red!

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December 10th, 2015

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We cannot move forward without remembering the past. Putting history into perspective is what we strive to accomplish with our education programs standing firmly at the forefront. We help shape young minds and allow them to make connections to Dallas’ past so that they may one day affect the future in a positive way. Your donation will help assure that our mission perseveres.


Thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful holiday season.


-Old Red Museum-

Welcome to Texas: Old Red Museum

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September 3rd, 2015


The Old Red Museum was recently featured on CBS 11! We here at Old Red thank Russ McCaskey and his crew for this fantastic featurette!

Click here to read the full article.

Old Red in the North Dallas Gazette

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September 3rd, 2015

Old Red’s Upcoming History Conference has been mentioned in the North Dallas Gazette! Read below to get a preview and click the “Read More” link below to read further:

Immigration has been such a controversial in today’s local and national headlines, which makes it all the more challenging to teach it to middle-and high-school students. SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas and the Texas Historical Commission to present a conference at the museum on the history of U.S. immigration from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, to help area teachers tackle this hot-button topic in the classroom.

“Issues surrounding immigration are at the forefront of public discourse these days,” explained Zac Harmon, executive director of the Old Red Museum in Dallas. “Statistics and beliefs are strongly held but are often mistaken for facts. This conference will provide documented, factual information for teachers, politicians and other citizens who really want to understand the issue. We are grateful to the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation for sponsoring this first of what we hope will become an annual conference.”

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Curatorial Department Update: June 2015

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May 28th, 2015


Celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May!  Our latest temporary exhibit, “The Architectural Styles of Dallas” will run through June 8th.  If you haven’t been down to see it yet, there’s still time!   Presented by our partner organization, Preservation Dallas, the exhibit is well-designed and includes, rich photographs, unique architectural fragments and vintage hardware.


Beginning on June 26th, our Temporary Exhibit Gallery will host a traveling exhibit by Humanities Texas, entitled “Border Studies.”   As described in their brochure, “the Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope—and anxiety—for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.”   The exhibition will feature both maps and images, which highlight the vitality of places, people, and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico border.   We are certain that it will be a natural complement to our upcoming conference, “New History at Old Red,” which will take place on Saturday September 19th.


Yours in the “stuff” of history,

Kerry Adams

Collections and Exhibits Director

Erik Jonsson Exhibit Now at Dallas City Hall

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February 9th, 2015



The Old Red Museum is proud to announce that a part of the popular “Dream No Small Dreams” exhibit is currently on display at Dallas City Hall. As you may have guessed, this iteration focuses on the man who spearheaded the development of the current City Hall, former Dallas Mayor and Visionary, J Erik Jonsson. The exhibition will be prominently featured in the 1st floor lobby. If you’re in the area or happened to have missed your opportunity to see the exhibit at Old Red, please stop by and visit. This showcase is free to the public and will be up through March 27th.



Collections & Exhibits Update 11-4-14

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November 4th, 2014




We are delighted to showcase our new Temporary Exhibit, “Cedar Hill, The Last Small Town in Dallas County,” which opened on October 26th and will run through January 25, 2015. Developed by the Cedar Hill Museum of History, this exhibit re-launches our “Your Dallas” series that focuses on the social and economic history of our county towns.   Highlights of the exhibition include full-sized dioramas depicting an 1850’s tornado, a bank that was robbed twice by the Bonnie & Clyde gang, and a railroad depot which expanded commerce in the community.

Did you know that during the pre-historic era, Cedar Hill was a shallow sea with 60 foot sea lizards and sharks? The exhibit will showcase plesiosaur fossils that were discovered by a local farmer in the 1930s.

And what about all of those communications towers?  I always know the location of Cedar Hill, as the cluster of crimson-lit towers light up the night sky. Come and learn another fascinating chapter in the story of Dallas County at Old Red – where your community history comes to life!

We gratefully appreciate the thoughtful work of the Cedar Hill Museum staff and board who have made this exhibit possible. Old Red extends special thanks to Phyllis Stewart, Norman Patten, Patty Bushart, and Julie Landes.


Yours in the “stuff” of history,


Kerry Adams

Curator and Exhibits Director


If you have questions about our exhibits or are interested in donating an artifact, please contact me at kerrya@nulloldred.org or 214-757-1926.

Update – September 2014

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September 10th, 2014


It’s been a busy year for Old Red thus far,  Our awesome Curator & Exhibits Director, Kerry Adams, was kind enough to share the progress he has made over the past few months. So without further adieu, take it away Kerry…!




·      Did you know that museums typically exhibit only 10% of their collections due to space constraints?  A new exhibit case in our ground floor lobby showcases “Treasures from the Collection”.   Please stop by to see our inaugural exhibit that highlights artifacts from the original ‘Dallas’ television series.

·      In the last few months, we undertook a series of cleaning and reorganizing projects at Old Red.  Our most notable accomplishments are improved work and storage spaces for the Curatorial and Education Departments. These accomplishments help each department to function more smoothly.

As part of our “Spring Cleaning,” we were able to offer our visitors a series of complimentary publications for their reading pleasure. Specifically, we gave away: Over 300 back issues of Legacies History Journal, 804 copies of The Red Book of Dallas, and 385 copies of the 1857 Texas Almanac.



·      Our special exhibit, “Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s,” ended on August 31st. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and honor one of Dallas’ great civic leaders. Very soon, the Cedar Hill Historical Society will present, “Cedar Hill, Texas: The Last Small Town in Dallas County,” which opens on October 26th. This exhibit re-launches our “Your Dallas” series that highlights the history of our county towns.



Yours is the “stuff” of history,

Kerry Adams

Curator and Exhibits Director


If you have questions about our exhibits or are interested in donating an artifact, please contact me at kerrya@nulloldred.org or 214-757-1926.

Donate to Old Red

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August 13th, 2014


We’ve recently produced a short video to help us with our fundraising efforts…



The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture continually strives to educate not just the community, but visitors from all over the world through photographs, artifacts, and documentary footage. Our education programs serve as a platform to help shape young minds as well as provide perspective and context to significant people and events throughout Dallas County’s vast history. You can help create a better tomorrow by exploring and understanding the past.

We ask that you please donate what you can through our website (www.oldred.org) or through our fundraising page at YouCaring.com (http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/for-the-love-of-old-red/154939).

We are appreciative of any amount that you are able to donate to our cause.

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