Message from the Executive Committee
from the officers of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League. It's hard to believe that the first quarter of the year has passed us by!
Since DMAHL was founded most of our time has been expended in producing significant exhibits throughout Dallas in such prestigious places as The Pollock Gallery at SMU, the Old Red Museum, the Hall of State at the State Fair of Texas, and the Latino Cultural Center. Our Board, members and volunteers have worked passionately toward our mission, and our efforts have been recognized by awards from the Dallas Historical Society, the Dallas Genealogical Society, the Government of Mexico and most recently from Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo. We have accomplished more than we dreamed with the generosity and support of our many sponsors, donors, advisors and angels.
This year our goal has shifted a bit to focus on our Project 2016 - cataloging, scanning and archiving more of the many wonderful photos that have been donated to us over the years from all of the various barrios, and that is keeping us very busy. Our scanning/cataloging sessions are being held twice a month on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Let us know if you want to help! We are also in discussions regarding the selection of a repository to house our collections so that the history and stories we've collected will be preserved for generations to come.
Also this year, during Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be presenting an exhibit in partnership with the Latino Cultural Center highlighting the rise of the Dallas Mexican Americans from their working class roots to a meaningful presence in the professions and in politics. And of course, we will have our traditional exhibit opening reception! On Tuesday, September 13, we will be making a presentation at the Hall of State, Fair Park, for the Dallas Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series regarding Dallas Mexican American organizations and their founders.
Please consider donating family photos, volunteering to participate in our recorded oral histories, speaking at our regular Board meetings, or rolling up your sleeves and helping us in our efforts, activities and events. With your continued support, we look for more great things to come in 2016!
Juanita H. Na
ez Albert Gonzalez
Frank Valtierra Sara Quintanilla