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 ..
Dear Friends, Living history has a very different meaning these days, doesn’t it? As we all navigate these extraordinary times, I wanted to give you a glimpse into what’s happening here at Dallas Heritage Village. We are committed to sustaining both our employees and our organization throughout this crisis. The staff you all know so well—Gene back at the Farmstead, Angie in the Section House, Bonnie with the donkeys, and so many more—will be paid their regularly scheduled hours through the end of March. We are currently putting together some work from home options for these staff members for April. After all, being at home is a perfect time to do history. When you visit next, expect us all to have to a lot more stories. The rest of the ..
Dallas Heritage Village is more than just the staff, our circle is much wider than that. We are starting a blog post series about the whole DHV family so you can get to know all the people that are a part of what we do here... Guest post by Peggy Helmick-Richardson, History Host 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 first of three articles on our resident artists. Intrigued by a dead cedar waxwing lying by the holly bushes in her yard, Sarah Theobald-Hall snapped a photo of it. Today, she credits the striking ima ..
This blog post was supposed to go up several weeks ago, but the happy chaos of Candlelight means that we are only getting it out now. Enjoy! The tide keeps rising. Daniela Martinez has joined the administrative staff of Dallas Heritage Village in the last few weeks. She is our new Administrative Assistant, helping us keep our books straight and our sanity about us. Daniela has a background in data entry and business administration, working most recently for the government at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Let’s learn a little more about Daniela… What first got you interested in working in nonprofits/museums? I actually have not ever worked with a non-profit or a museum before. This is my first time. How ..