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Dallas Heritage Village Spring 2012 Calendar

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WHEN:  Tuesday, March 13 – Saturday, March 17

(Activity times: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Free with admission)

WHAT:  Spring Fling – Connected!

The 19th century was a time of extraordinary change with how we connected to people and the world around us.  Advances in science meant that suddenly we could talk to someone across thousands of miles on the telephone, get news updates almost instantly through the telegraph and travel at speeds never before imagined on thetrain. Let’s get connected, 19thcentury style, with Dallas Heritage Village.  Explore the history of the telephone and telegraph and discover how science was a part of daily life.

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 14; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies – Electric Past

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

Can you imagine life without electricity?  Do you think you could invent something wonderful?  Biography and history come to life in Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin by Gene Barretta, a celebration of the inventions and ideas of           Benjamin Franklin.  We will celebrate this famous inventor with songs and create an inventive work of art of our own.

WHEN:  Sunday, March 18;  Noon – 4 p.m.

WHAT:  Family Past Times – Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Kids free.  Adults: $9, Seniors: $7

Practice your kite-flying skills in the Village. Bring a kite from home or make your own. Who can get it to fly longest or go the highest in the air?  Do you really need a tail to fly a kite?  Catch a cool breeze and a lovely afternoon at the village.

WHEN:   Saturday, March 24        Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

WHAT:  Gone To Texas 2012:  “The Big Deal” Casino Night- benefiting Dallas Heritage Village Education Programs. Presenting Sponsor: Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Chairman: Kelly Dybala

Take your chances at blackjack, craps, roulette, and poker and join us for an evening of delicious appetizers, a lavish buffet and premium open bar; quick moving live and silent auctions with trips, jewelry and more; and plenty of fun and dancing to hits from every decade with music by Lone Star Attitude. The annual gala benefits the education programs at Dallas Heritage Village. Keep Texas history alive for over 25,000 Dallas-area children and visitors from around the world who visit the Village every year.

WHERE:  Eddie Deen’s Ranch, 944 South Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75207

TICKETS: $175 per person – table sponsorships available, valet parking complimentary

For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Nancy Farina, Vice President of Development and Capital Giving, or visit


WHEN: Wednesday, April 11; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies - Heirlooms & Hairdo’s

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

In Aunt Claire’s Yellow Beehive Hair by Deborah Blumenthal, young Annie hears the stories about the people in the old photos on her grandmother’s mantel, but she wants to know more.  Do you like to hear the old stories of your family’s past? Come and hear the stories and songs from family long ago and make a family history album to record your family’s stories.

WHEN:  Sunday, April 15; Noon – 4 p.m.

WHAT:  Family Past Times: Plow, Plant and Shear

Kids free.  Adults: $9, Seniors: $7

It’s time for spring cleaning and heading outside after the winter chill. We’ll be shearing our sheep and working on our spring gardens at the Village.  Join us as we shift into outdoor living and enjoy a beautiful spring day with us.


WHEN:  Wednesday, May 9; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies - Roadside Beauties

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

Have you noticed something springing up along our Texas roads and highways?  Lady Bird Johnson knew how much flowers meant to her and how much joy they brought to         her life so she decided to share them with the world.  We are welcoming the new blooms with the book Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers by Kathi Appelt, songs and fun at the village.

WHEN: Sunday, May 20; Noon – 4 p.m.

WHAT:  Family Past Times – Texas Wildflowers!

Kids free.  Adults: $9, Seniors: $7

After April showers our May flowers are beginning to bloom!  We will be learning about the language of flowers, the art of making a Victorian Tussie Mussie and maybe even do           a dance around a May Pole!


WHEN:   Wednesday, June 6; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies -  Rough & Foofy

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

In The Toughest Cowboy by John Frank, Grizz Brickbottom yearns for a companion but a   miniature poodle named Foofy? Find out how Grizz and Foofy find adventure and each other in this “tail” of friendship.  Make a best friend of your own and sing some songs about buddies!

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 13; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies  - Directions Home

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

Alamo, a slightly goggle-eyed alligator, lives happily on the Lavaca River until the year when no rain comes. Then he starts off across Texas in search of a suitable watery place to live.  In Alamo Across Texas by Jill Stover, follow Alamo on his journey, learn some traveling songs and make a map to find your way back to home sweet home.

WHEN:  Sunday, June 17;  Noon – 4 p.m.

WHAT:  Family Past Times: Happy Birthday, Nip and Tuck are Sweet 16

Kids free.  Adults: $9, Seniors: $7

Join us for our favorite donkey’s birthday celebration, we will be making party favors and decorating their ride.  Will the boys get to take the wagon out on their own now that they have their licenses or will Mr. Clementine have something to say about that?

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 20; 11 a.m.

WHAT:  Barnyard Buddies - A Barrel of Brothers

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

When Ima Hogg’s father leaves her in charge of her younger brother Tom, Ima has her hands full!  Based on real-life characters in Texas history, The Wild Texas Stampede by Margaret McManis is an exciting adventure with some animals you may not expect!

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 27; 11 a.m.

WHAT: Barnyard Buddies - Mailman’s Best Friend

$5/participating child.  1 accompanying adult per child free.  Additional adults: $9

In Owney, The Mail-Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby, hear the story of a real American dog who became an important member of the US Postal Service in 1888.  Over the course of nine years, Owney guarded the mail—not only in Albany New York but on mail trains that traveled all over the United States.  Get your ticket and climb aboard as we learn more about this amazing pooch!

The Village is closed the months of January and August. Regular admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+ and $5 for children ages 4-12.  Children under 4 and members of Dallas Heritage Village are admitted free of charge. For more information call 214-421-5141 or

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