National Preservation Month – May 2017
After a very successful celebration of National Preservation Month during the month of May last year, Preservation Dallas is bringing back the celebration again this year with a series of of free and ticketed public events to raise awareness about the importance of historic preservation in Dallas. Working with our partners we are once again holding tours, lectures, panels, the scavenger hunt and our capstone yearly event the Preservation Achievement Awards. Throughout the month we are spotlighting historic places that matter in Dallas. National, state and local experts will share insights on preserving cultural heritage and why preservation is important in the hopes of getting North Texans talking about the importance of the a city’s historic places.
A city’s essence derives from its history and its buildings. It is what attracts people to it, and gives them a foundation on which to build. It is the reason for our steady preservation drumbeat at Preservation Dallas. During National Preservation Month, we hope everyone will take time to notice and celebrate the unique historic places that make Dallas special, give it character, and distinguish it from other cities across the nation.
Below are events remaining for the month organized by Preservation Dallas or its partners:
May 1- July 31, Daily (Hours vary by day)
The Architectural Styles of Dallas Exhibit
Dallas Public Library – Central Branch
Dallas History and Archives Division – 7th Floor
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Experience an engaging exhibit which highlights 27 unique architectural styles found in Dallas. The hallmarks of each style are explained through text and photographs of local examples along with artifacts from the Library’s collection which showcase the styles bringing the exhibit to life.
May 31, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
18th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards
1919 Commerice Street, Dallas, TX 75201
$125 for members and $175 for non-members
Join us for the biggest preservation celebration of the year! This year we will be at the iconic Statler and we are proud to be the first to open the doors for you as the project nears final stages of rehabilitation by Centurion American. After 16 years of vacancy and being listed on local, state and national endangered lists, The Statler is one of Dallas’ biggest preservation success stories. It is also with great pride we announce our 2017 Awards keynote speaker will be Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation! In addition this year’s awards will include a special tribute to Downtown Dallas, Inc. for their incredible work in making Dallas’ urban center a great place for people to invest, live, work and play, and of course, restore historic buildings.