Dallas' First Official Flag

A discovery in an East Dallas antique shop has led to a unique opportunity for you to help share a piece of Dallas history.

For years, Dallas May has been working to get a new municipal flag for the City of Dallas.  In 2015, he spoke to the City Council and even presented his own design for a flag – one he feels speaks to the people. May captured the attention of Dallas Morning News reporter and city columnist, Robert Wilonsky and in October 2015, Wilonsky wrote an article about the missing first Dallas flag. By happenstance, this past December, Wilonsky discovered the flag in a Lakewood antique store. 

Dallas May contacted Dallas Heritage Village and inquired, “What if we had a large replica made and flew it on the giant flag pole at DHV?” It was an enthusiastic yes! As May later said: “The decision to fly the historic flag at DHV was easy given their mission to preserve Dallas and Texas history. By flying this flag over I-30 and Downtown Dallas it will serve as a unique emblem reminding us to respect our past and preserve our heritage for generations to come. Your donation will help us return this flag to the Dallas Skyline.” 

Thank you to those who donated to support the Historic Dallas Flag.
$500+
  • Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Enda
  • The Scovell Family Foundation of the Dallas Foundation
$200-$499
  • Anonymous
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Beach
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael Duty
  • Ms. Angela Fontana and Mr. Andy Szuwalski
  • Mrs. Katherine S. John
  • Ms. Melissa Mackaly
  • Mr. Dallas May
  • Mr. Ronald L. Siebler and Ms. Julie Scott
  • Ms. Lynn McEntire Vogt
$50-$199
  • Charlie and Stacey Angel
  • Mr. Michael Barrett
  • Lucy and Jack Blachly
  • Mr. Hampton L. Burwick, Jr.
  • Mr. J. Scott Chase
  • Mr. Samuel H. Childers, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tony Collins
  • Dallas County Heritage Society Guild
  • Ms. Melissa Farina
  • Mr. Craig Gray
  • Mr. Eric Glen Hall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hall
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Hampton
  • Mrs. Katherine S. John
  • Ms. Kathleen Johnson
  • Ms. Hillary Kidd
  • Ms. Jennifer Landry
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andy Prycer
  • Ms. Melissa Prycer
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jethro Pugh, III
  • Mr. Gunnar Rawlings
  • Ms. Lisa Ricci Rofsky
  • Ms. Carolyn Shelhamer
  • Mr. Robert S. Sloan
  • Mr. James W. Stone, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Paul Weatherall
  • Mr. Howard Weiner
  • Ms. Shelly Wilson
  • Mr. Adam J. Zaner
$10-$49
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Adams
  • Ms. June Askew
  • Ms. Evelyn Barker
  • Don and Barbara Baynham
  • Ms. Barbara L. Blachly
  • Ms. Karen Brown
  • Ms. Deborah Carpenter
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Houser Chiles
  • Mr. Christopher Cousins
  • Mr. Taron Cunningham
  • Mrs. Alice Ann Dailey
  • Dallas Jewish Historical Society
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Denny
  • Mr. Michael Durrance
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Durrett
  • Mr. Jorge Esteban
  • Ms. Linda A. Garner
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Green
  • Matt, Kirsten, and Olivia Hudak
  • Ms. Martha Humphries
  • Ms. Sandra Ibach
  • Mr. Noah Jeppson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jerome
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hudson Jobe
  • Mr. Peter Kurilecz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Lee
  • Dr. and Mrs. John M. Lehman
  • Mr. Paul Lockman
  • Ms. Kathryn Major
  • Ms. Michelle Meade
  • Mrs. Bette Miller
  • Mrs. Elizabeth P. Mouritsen
  • Ms. Karna Pennings
  • Mrs. Regina Pistor
  • Mr. David Preziosi
  • Ms. Veronica Reyes
  • Phillip and Stephanie Robinson
  • Ms. Michelle Rutherford
  • Ms. Darlene Schneider and Mr. Roman Montemayor
  • Ms. Pam Schriver
  • Dr. and Mrs. L. F. Shampine
  • Ms. Diana Smith
  • Ms. Shannon Sneed
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stone
  • Ms. Gay Taylor
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Thomas
  • Ms. Natalie Troiani
  • Ms. Melinda K . Valentine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joshua White
  • Ms. Susie Walker Coit Williams
  • Mr. Matthew Wood
  • Mr. Phillip Young