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.” 

To bring this lost piece of history back to our city involves a hefty sum: $10,000 will produce two replica 20x50 ft flags. As, February 2nd is Dallas’ 160th birthday, what a great present it would be to raise $10,000 by February 2! 

The Village plans to raise the historic Dallas flag for the first time on Sunday, March 26 at noon—a great beginning to our 4th Annual Dallas Jazz Age Sunday Social! And we want you to join us in the celebration! Any amount between $10 and $199 donated, and we’ll send you 2 tickets to Sunday Social. Extra passionate about Dallas history? If you give $200 or more, we’ll send you 4 tickets.

Thank you for donating to support the Historic Dallas Flag.
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