Toast Texas Independence Day Feb 25

The Dallas Historical Society will host Texas Independence Day Celebration on February 25 with two special events. 

The Texas Independence Day Celebration commemorates the date when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836.  DHS invites guests to join the celebration by attending special events on Saturday February 25 at the Hall of State in Fair Park.  Guests will also have an opportunity to experience the interactive Texas Liberty Forever: The Battle of the Alamo diorama by Tom Feely and see more than three million items that comprise the DHS archives and artifact collections, permanently housed at the Hall of State.

The First Annual Texas History Symposium on February 25 welcomes Dr. Stephen L. Hardin and Dr. Lloyd Uglow as they discuss the Battle of the Alamo and the Runaway Scrape. (10 am-noon).  This event is free but requires registration.

The celebration continues Saturday evening with guests donning their Texas chic attire to attend Valor and Swagger, a Texas-sized celebration featuring live music by the Mojo Brothers Band, regional cuisine and spirits.   Tickets for the evening event are $187 each.

Proceeds benefit the Dallas Historical Society, an organization devoted to preserving and exhibiting the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations.

Each year, the Dallas Historical Society collection 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. 

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. 

Courtesy photo from the 2022 event: Mary Pickens, Michelle Meadows and Susan Jenevein.
Host committee members for 2023 are Jeanette and Stan Graff, Susan and Bob Jenevein, Mary and Bill Pickens, Jr., Rogge Dunn Group, PC, Scheef and Stone – Solid Counsel, Sullivan and Cook, LLC., and Lisa and Clay Cooley. Karl Chiao is the executive director of the Dallas Historical Society and Dr. Roy Washburn is board chair.        

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