Aldredge House Comes To Life

Living History Performances & Open House
2nd Saturdays of the month at 11 am (arrive by 10:45 am)
Designated Parking streetside at the House and in spaces behind the house

Seats now available for:  Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, & Dec 10  

Limited Seating: Fully vaccinated adults & their children

Please RSVP by Friday before the event for confirmation

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 Travel back in time to 1919 and meet spirited women who were ahead of their time and ambitious men who were making their mark in early Texas.   

In full period costumes, our Living History actors guide you on this free tour and portrayal of the early days of Dallas. You'll learn the story of the successful West Texas rancher, Will Lewis, who commissioned the acclaimed architect, Hal Thomson, for this gorgeous French Renaissance mansion for his new debutante bride, Willie Newbury. Hear the back story of her reaction to living in one of Dallas' most beautiful and innovative homes of its time!   

 

Longtime owner, and 3rd Lady of the House, "Rena Munger Aldredge", begins the tour and welcomes you to the home her family will eventually enjoy. You'll enjoy  "Maudy" the maid and suffragist, "Martha" the cook, and "Jesse" the chauffeur of the 1915 Packard he drives to squire the Lewis family around town.   

You'll meet our newest characters, two dynamic suffragists visiting the house during their efforts in 1919 Dallas to fight for Women's  Right to Vote.  "Dr. Leake", Willie Lewis' family physician, and "Hal Thomson", the prolific architect, also make appearances.

Join us for this unique, fun & free historic tour based on the words of  Mrs. Lewis through her own reflections and writings published later in her life.  

Immerse Yourself in

Dallas HISTORY

You'll be Dazzled by the detail and preservation of this  Texas Historic Landmark and Dallas' newest House Museum, also recognized on the National Historic Register of Historic Places

 

2nd Saturdays:

Jan - June  &  Sept - Dec

Fun for all ages

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Our popular Living History program features strong-willed

women and men who were ahead of their time. 

 

NEW Expanded Play:

The program expands this drama with new characters of suffragists and others who fought for women’s voting rights on national, Texas, and local stages.   

This fascinating and beautiful performance brings to life the people, places, and cultural changes  in Dallas after the turn of the 20th century , the changing family and city life in the young and developing town of Dallas.   You will hear how the Suffrage Movement  gained momentum in Dallas and Texas, and how Swiss Avenue residents made their mark on history.

THE PLAYERS

Rena Munger Aldredge - Owner
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William Lewis - Owner
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Willie Lewis - Owner
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Jesse - The Chauffeur
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Hal Thomson - The Architect
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Dr. Leake - The Family Doctor
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Maudy - The Suffragist & Maid
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Martha - The Cook
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Nona - The Suffragist
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Ann Newbury - Willie's Mother
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The Family Car - As Itself
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Aldredge House
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PREVIEWS

Rena Aldredge, Our Ghostess

The Chauffeur & The Packard

Maudy & Nona, The Suffragists

Willie & Will Lewis In The Parlor