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A New Documentary Lets Joppa Preservationists Share Their Own History

The short film 150 Years of Resiliency will have its first public screening this weekend at the Denton Black Film Festival.
By Todd Jorgenson
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Boosted by City Incentives, the Longhorn Ballroom Should Again Host Music This Spring

Edwin Cabaniss, the man behind the Kessler Theater, says bands should begin taking the historic stage in the coming months. The city, meanwhile, sees it as a catalyst for the neighborhood.
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The Dallas Historical Society Celebrates 100 Years of Collecting the City’s Artifacts

The nonprofit looks back at a century of its own history, which is housed in the marvelous Hall of State at Fair Park.
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Deep Ellum Is Celebrating 150 Years in 2023

The district is throwing a yearlong party of events to mark the major milestone.
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Old Parkland’s Colorful History

Before it became a posh office park, it was a halfway house.

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Psychotherapy Dates with Inmates at Old Parkland

Old Parkland today comprises some of the poshest office space in the country. But in the early ’80s, it was a halfway house where counselor James Dolan learned the limits of his formal training.
By James Dolan
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Michelle Mackey Painted the Barrow Family Gas Station

The artist explores the past through physical spaces.
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Capturing The History Held in the Walls of the Old Barrow Family Gas Station

Clyde Barrow’s family once owned a gas station in West Dallas. Before it was recently bulldozed, the Dallas artist Michelle Mackey spent years studying and painting it.
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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: When Royalty Came to North Texas

British royalty has long been enamored with Texans, from Ross Perot to Stanley Marcus. Now a month since Queen Elizabeth II’s death, a Dallas Public Library archivist chronicles all the times North Texas has hosted the monarchy.
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Longhorn Headed Toward National Historic Designation

A state review board has approved its nomination.