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23rd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference: Dining & Drinking in Dallas

January 29, 2022 9:00 am - January 29, 2022 12:30 pm



Paper Presentations

“The Architecture of Eating: Dallas’s Delectable Dining Establishments” by David Preziosi, FAICP, Executive Director, Preservation Dallas

“Do It for Pappy: The Legacy of Pappy’s Showland and E. A. ‘Pappy’ Dolsen” by Brandon Murray, MLIS, CA, Dallas Public Library

“The Origins of Dallas’s Old Warsaw” by Natalie H. (“Schatzie”) Lee

“The Worldly Restaurateur: Nick DeGeorge Showed Dallas a Thing or Two” by Evelyn Montgomery, Ph.D., Executive Director, Old Red Museum of Dallas History & Culture

“The Enduring Influence of Shoemaker’s Barbecue” by Daniel Vaughn, Barbecue Editor, Texas Monthly


Panel Discussion

The Cultural Aspect of Food: Identity, Community, and Creating a Sense of Home in North Texas

Kim Pierce, Moderator

Betsy Brody, Ph.D., Collin College, Plano

Alberto Gonzales, Co-Founder, Dallas Mexican-American Historical League

Deah Berry Mitchell, Dallas Historical Society



Registration for the conference is $20 per person. The conference will be held online.

PATRON TICKET UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 14, 2022: Patron registration is $100 and normally includes an invitation to a special in-person event prior to the conference. Unfortunately, omicron is forcing a pivot away from gathering together, but the Legacies Steering Committee is working to put together something special for Patrons which will be delivered the week of the conference. More details will be communicated to Patron ticket holders soon.



23rd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference Sponsors
African American Museum
Dallas County Historical Commission
Dallas Genealogical Society
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library
Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas Woman’s Forum
DeGolyer Library, SMU
Historic Aldredge House
Irving Archives and Museum
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
Preservation Dallas
Preservation Park Cities
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Texas State Historical Association
University of Texas at Arlington Library
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, SMU

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