Guest post by Peggy Helmick-Richardson, History Educator and our textile expert Last April, Dallas Heritage Village opened its doors to the arts in a whole new way. Three rooms in Brent Place were converted to studio spaces for local artists who found themselves displaced when the Continental Gin Building sold. Today we offer the second of three articles on our resident artists. As manager of marketing and programming of our neighbor and non-profit arts incubator The Cedars Union, Adrienne Lichliter aids their juried artists in best expressing their creations. As one of the tenants in Dallas Heritage Village’s Brent Place studios, this printmaking and paper artist creates to express herself. Growing up in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas, Adri ..
Guest post by History Educator, Kristi Nedderman The building that we call the Alamo Saloon was originally built as a general store in 1904 in Snow Hill, Texas. If you drove about an hour from Old City Park, where Dallas Heritage Village is today, you would have found yourself in Collin County in the community of Snow Hill. Snow Hill was located between Pilot Creek and Indian Creek near State Highway 78, north of Farmersville. Collin County was established in 1846. Beginning in the 1850s, a community called Thompson sprang up, after the Alfred Thompson family that settled in the area. It began being called Snow Hill in the 1890s and was supposedly named by a group surveying the area while it was covered by a fresh layer of snow; however, no one actually kn ..