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Notable Dallasites get important history lesson at Old Red Museum

Notable Dallasites get important history lesson at Old Red Museum

71 Diane Bumpas, Zac Harmon, Lynn McBee, old red exhibit
Diane Bumpas, Zac Harmon, Lynn McBee Photo by Dana Driensky
Diane and Philip Jonsson, old red museum exhibit
Diane Jonsson, Philip Jonsson Photo by Dana Driensky
175 Ruth and Ken Altshuler, old red museum exhibit
Ruth Altshuler, Ken Altshuler  Photo by Dana Driensky
128 Bill Dahlstrom, Walt Humann, Allen Gump, old red museum exhibit
Bill Dahlstrom, Walt Humann, Allen Gump Photo by Dana Driensky
125 Jonsson family-Margaret Spellings, Petie Jonsson Lewis, Madeline Bailey, Holly Jonsson, Becky Yarborough, Henry Jonsson
Margaret Spellings, Petie Jonsson Lewis, Madeline Bailey, Holly Jonsson, Becky Yarborough, Henry Jonsson Photo by Dana Driensky
 Lisa Hembry, Zac Harmon, Diane Bumpas, old red exhibit
Lisa Hembry, Zac Harmon, Diane Bumpas Photo by Dana Driensky
Linda Custard, Bill Custard, Old Red exhibit
Linda Custard, Bill Custard  Photo by Dana Driensky
Betty and John Crawford, Nancy Bierman, old red exhibit
Betty Crawford, John Crawford, Nancy Bierman Photo by Dana Driensky
71 Diane Bumpas, Zac Harmon, Lynn McBee, old red exhibit
Diane and Philip Jonsson, old red museum exhibit
175 Ruth and Ken Altshuler, old red museum exhibit
128 Bill Dahlstrom, Walt Humann, Allen Gump, old red museum exhibit
125 Jonsson family-Margaret Spellings, Petie Jonsson Lewis, Madeline Bailey, Holly Jonsson, Becky Yarborough, Henry Jonsson
 Lisa Hembry, Zac Harmon, Diane Bumpas, old red exhibit
Linda Custard, Bill Custard, Old Red exhibit
Betty and John Crawford, Nancy Bierman, old red exhibit

We can always count on the Old Red Museum to bring Dallas history to life in ways that are innovative, exciting and informative. And that includes “Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas From Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s,” an exhibit that examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership in the 1960s.

Event co-chairs David Biegler, Diane Bumpas, Lynn McBee and Lindalyn Adams welcomed history buffs and notable Dallasites to a special opening reception of this new temporary exhibit, where guests had the opportunity to not only walk through the exhibit but also listen to a panel discussion from speakers connected with Jonsson:

  • Pierce Allman, former journalist who covered Kennedy and the 1960s, including a chance meeting with Lee Harvey Oswald as he left the School Book Depository Building lobby
  • Anita Martinez, first Hispanic person to serve as a Dallas City Council member (1969), who worked with Jonsson through his Goals for Dallas to improve West Dallas neighborhood and “Little Mexico” and founder of Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico
  • Julian Read, former press secretary for Texas Gov. John Connelly
  • Henry Tatum, former associate editor, Dallas Morning News
  • George Schrader, Dallas city manager/assistant city manager while Jonsson was mayor
  • Tony Briggle, former director of public relations and special events, Neiman Marcus
  • Henry Tatum, former associate editor, Dallas Morning News

The exhibit, which opened last month to coincide with the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, runs through August 31, 2014.