21st Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference
Disasters: Natural & Man-Made
Saturday, January 25, 2020
The 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Parking is available in the underground garage located on Wood Street
8:00am – Registration and morning refreshments9:00am – Deadly Dallas Explosions: More Unfortunate Incidents, Deplorable Mayhem, and Grisly Fatalities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Rusty Williams9:30am – Images of Disaster: Dallas, Texas by Peter Kurilecz10:00am – Morning break, refreshments, and book sales10:30am – Like a Bomb Went Off: The 1946 Baker Hotel Explosion by Misty Maberry11:00am – Wrestling with Fire: Destruction and Resurrection of Dallas' Sportatorium by Brandon Murray11:30am – Break11:45am – Panel Discussion--Terror from the Sky: The Dallas Tornado of 1957, Moderator:Mark Doty, Panelists: Eyewitnesses and weather experts12:30pm – Adjourn
This year’s patron reception (for $100 conference registrants) will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM
at the Historic Alexander Mansion, home of the Dallas Women's Forum at 4607 Ross Avenue.
Appetizers and wine will be served, and secure self-parking is available in the fenced lot behind the house.
Please see the registration form below for details about becoming a conference patron.
Patron (includes reception and conference): $100
Student: $20 (with photocopy of student ID)