January Lunch: Fair Park - Past and Future

The Harvard Club of Dallas, Yale Club of Dallas, and Columbia Business School Club are pleased to jointly host Karl Chiao, Executive Director, Dallas Historical Society, and Brian Luallen, Executive Director, Fair Park First for a unique “field trip” lunch program to understand first hand the past and future potential for Fair Park. 

Our lunch presentation will start with Karl Chiao, Executive Director of the Dallas Historical Society, who will talk about the work of the Dallas Historical Society and give an introduction to the history of Fair Park. Brian Luallen, Executive Director of Fair Park First, will then talk about their organization’s newly launched work to restore, revitalize and renew this National Historic Landmark and its surrounding community. As they finish the planning stages of work, Brian will also discuss the great interest already garnered from non-profits and for-profit companies alike. Surrounded by gold ceilings and ornate details, a buffet lunch will be served beginning at 11:45 am in the home of the Dallas Historical Society, the exquisite Hall of State,  

In addition to the lunch and speakers, Fair Park First will have available 30-minute shuttle tours of Fair Park both before and after lunch. On the tour they will point out where development is planned and answer your questions.  Please let us know if you are interested in a tour and indicate whether you’d like a tour before (11:00-11:30AM) or after (1:15-1:45) the lunch on the ticket page to help Fair Park First in their planning.

About the Dallas Historical Society:

The Dallas Historical Society (DHS) collects, preserves and exhibits the unique heritage of Dallas and Texas to inspire and educate future generations. Founded in 1922, DHS is the oldest historical organization in Dallas County. As the keepers of Dallas history, they have a collection of over 3 million pieces in their archives. Also located within the Hall of State is their research facility, the G.B. Dealey Library.

About Fair Park First

Fair Park First is a non-profit organization overseeing the management and stewardship of Fair Park—a 277-acre Dallas City Park and National Historic Landmark. Their mission is to restore, revitalize and renew Fair Park to attract people from across the region and the entire country. 

DETAILS: Online registration is now closed. Click here for questions.
Date: January 14, 2020

Optional Tour #1: 11:00 - 11:30 am

Lunch and Program: 11:45 am  - 1:00 pm

Optional Tour #2: 1:15  - 1:45 pm.

Location:  Hall of State, Fair Park, 3939 Grand Ave. Dallas, Texas 75210 (A maps and specific instructions will be provided.)

Cost: Register for your ticket AND your preferred tour on the ticket page. Online registration is now closed. Click here for questions.

  • Harvard Club of Dallas Patron Members: FREE
  • Harvard Club of Dallas Members: $35
  • Yale Club of Dallas Members: $35
  • Columbia Business School Club Members: $35
  • Harvard Young Alum: $20
  • Guest/Spouse/Non-memnbers: $40

NOTE: If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please contact admin@harvardclubofdallas.com by January 10th