DALLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
411 Elm Street, 3rd Floor
Dallas, TX 75202-3301
214-653-7601 · FAX 214-653-7057

Old Red Courthouse

Old Red: 1893 Dallas County Courthouse

 

Next Meeting

The next Dallas County Historical Commission meeting will be Thursday,

August 10th, at noon in the Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm Street.

There is no July meeting.

 

Historical Marker Moratorium

The Texas Historical Commission has imposed a moratorium on new marker applications.

The moratorium, which is expected to last until November,

is to give them a chance to revise their procedures.

 

Oral History Made Easy: Technology Workshop

Buddy Frazer will present a free workshop on the technology needed to do

Oral History on July 15 at the Dallas Historical Society from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

The presentation will show participants how to use recording equipment

for audio and video oral history collection and archiving.

The Dallas Historical Society is located in the Hall of State at Fair Park.

 

The Dallas County Historical Commission consists of volunteer members appointed to two-year terms by the Dallas County Commissioners Court. The Commission is an arm of the Dallas County government. Funding for Commission programs is received from grants, tax deductible donations, and fund-raising events. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each calendar month, except July, and are open to the public. Contact Rick Loessberg (see below) for meeting times and places or for additional information.

Commission Members

Buddy Frazer

Chairman

Addison

Clare Chaney

Vice Chairman

Dallas

Carol Bell

Grand Prairie

Charles Brown

Irving

Ann Cox-Rowland

Mesquite

Nelda Gentsch

Garland

Joyce Hicks

Mesquite

Eric Johnson

Dallas

Michael Lowenberg

Dallas

Jerome Sistrunk

Garland

Melinda Thomas

Coppell

     

Commissioners Court Liaison:
Rick Loessberg

Coordinator for Planning and Development

Dallas County Commissioners Court

411 Elm Street, 3rd Floor

Dallas, Texas 75202-3301

(214) 653-7601

(214) 653-7057 (fax)

Objectives

The purpose of the Commission is to advise the County Commissioner's Court on matters pertaining to historical preservation and to initiate and conduct programs and activities to assist in the preservation of Dallas County's historical heritage. The Commission works closely with the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, a state funded agency charged with coordinating and promoting local historical preservation efforts statewide.

Projects
The Commission's History Appreciation Committee publicizes the Commission's work through the news media, speeches and educational programs with civic groups, tourists and schools. 

In 2005 the Commission began an African-American Marker Initiative designed to help identify sites that reflect African-Americans contribution to Dallas history.

The Commission's Historic Preservation Committee is spearheading the County's first comprehensive Historic Resource Survey since 1982. Two phases of the project have now been completed, and a third is in the planning stage.

The Dallas County Chronicle is the Commission's quarterly newsletter. You may read the current and past editions on line by clicking the links below, or if you are interested in receiving the newsletter by mail contact Rick Loessberg. (The on-line versions require the free Adobe Acrobat reader.)

The Dallas County Chronicle June 2006

The Dallas County Chronicle March 2006

The Dallas County Chronicle December 2005

The Dallas County Chronicle September 2005

The Dallas County Chronicle June 2005

The Dallas County Chronicle March 2005

The Dallas County Chronicle December 2004

The Dallas County Chronicle September 2004

The Dallas County Chronicle June 2004

The Dallas County Chronicle March 2004

The Dallas County Chronicle December 2003

The Dallas County Chronicle September 2003

The Dallas County Chronicle June 2003

The Dallas County Chronicle March 2003

The Dallas County Chronicle Fall 2002

The Dallas County Chronicle Summer 2002

The Dallas County Chronicle Spring 2002

The Dallas County Chronicle Winter 2002

The Dallas County Chronicle Fall 2001

The Dallas County Chronicle Summer 2001

The Dallas County Chronicle Spring 2001

The Dallas County Chronicle Winter 2001

The Dallas County Chronicle Summer 2000

The Dallas County Chronicle Spring 2000

The Dallas County Chronicle Fall 1999

The Dallas County Chronicle Summer 1999

 

Click here for a historical photo of the Old Red Courthouse and an article on Dallas County as republished from the New Handbook of Texas (Austin 1996) with permission from the Texas State Historical Association.

 

Links

 

 

This site prepared by Commission member  Buddy Frazer


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