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 refreshments  
9:00am – Deadly Dallas Explosions: More Unfortunate Incidents, Deplorable Mayhem, and Grisly Fatalities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Rusty Williams
9:30am – Images of Disaster: Dallas, Texas by Peter Kurilecz  
10:00am – Morning break, refreshments, and book sales  
10:30am – Like a Bomb Went Off: The 1946 Baker Hotel Explosion by Misty Maberry
11:00am – Wrestling with Fire: Destruction and Resurrection of Dallas' Sportatorium by Brandon Murray
11:30am – Break
11:45am – Panel Discussion--Terror from the Sky: The Dallas Tornado of 1957, Moderator:Mark Doty, Panelists: Eyewitnesses and weather experts
12:30pm – Adjourn 

Patron Reception 
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. 

Click here for a PDF of the Conference information and Registration Form.

Conference: $35
Patron (includes reception and conference): $100
Student: $20 (with photocopy of student ID)