Saturday, October 19, 2013

Society Saturday - DFPA does Dallas!

The National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America held their fall board meeting in Dallas, Texas.  We usually spend one day touring and learning about whatever city we are meeting in.

We were supposed to start by visiting the Bush Presidential Library.  Unfortunately, due to the Government shutdown, the Library was closed.  Instead we visited the Meadows Art Museum at SMU.  This museum had a lot of artwork by Spanish painters.  It was very well done.

After lunch at a Tex-Mex restaurant, we had a bus tour of the city.  Our guide was a 4th generation Dallas resident and was very knowledgeable about Dallas history.  Unfortunately, it rained steadily throughout the tour, but we enjoyed it anyway.

We saw the Robert E Lee park with Arlington House.

Complete with a statue of Robert E. Lee himself.  

We saw the School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald was when he shot JFK.  The square window at the right front end of the 6th floor (next to the round window) was the window where he fired the fatal shot from.

A typical Texas sculpture is the 47 longhorn cattle being driven by 3 cowboys.

We ended the day with dinner at a local Bar-B-Q place.

The next day, following our Executive Board meeting, we enjoyed hearing Lloyd Bockstuck speak on an American Patriotic Icon, the Liberty Bell.

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great day despite the elements and government shutdown - way to roll!