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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

2024 Tickets available for:
Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9

 Seating is Limited.   Reserve your seats early.

Maximum 30 seats per performance. 

Group tickets up to 10 allowed if available .

Tax-deductible donations are appreciated:

$20 per person over age 12 (more if you can, less if you can't)

Children under 12 are free (2 per adult)

You will receive a confirmation email from FOAH with details for your visit.

Please RSVP by Wednesday before the event to confirm you will attend.

Those on the Waiting List will be contacted if there are cancellations.


Click to be directed to the FOAH email to request your tickets.

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 "A Black Cowboy Comes To Town"


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. Meet original owner, William Jenks Lewis and his debutante bride, Willie Newbury Lewis; "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, "Birl Brown", the Black Cowboy from the Lewis' RO Ranch and  "Evee",  the Lewis Family maid and Birl's fiancé.  Also featured are The Lewis Family priest and "Hal Thomson", the prolific architect who designed and built the Aldredge House.

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


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


Our popular Living History program features strong-willed

women and men who were ahead of their time. 


All New Play:

The 2nd Installment of our Living History Play tells the story of Birl Brown, a Black Cowboy from the RO Ranch in West Texas who Will Lewis brings to Dallas.   

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'll explore the legacy of America's fabled Black Cowboys, and you'll learn how the earliest residents of Swiss Avenue made their mark on history.



Rena Aldredge, Our Ghostess

The Chauffeur & The Packard

Birl Brown, The Black Cowboy

Martha & Evee, The Servants

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