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,
Curator and Exhibits Director
If you have questions about our exhibits or are interested in donating an artifact, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-757-1926.