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Welcome to

Aldredge House

Aldredge House Museum


Explore Your Unique Texas Origins

Join us for an entertaining, enlightening and educational exploration of your colorful Texas roots. Become an inaugural member of the Aldredge House Museum's HERITAGE BOOK CLUB. Over the course of the coming year, we'll be reading, reviewing and discussing thought-provoking selections of award-winning works of both fiction and non-fiction that focus on our shared history. 

Connect With Old Friends
Cultivate New Ones

Immerse yourself in the colorful characters and cultural richness that make Texas, Texas. Grab your friends and come meet news ones during these fun-filled gatherings hosted in the magnificent surroundings of one of our state's most significant historic homes.


Members will meet at the Aldredge House four times during the year to participate in a lively discussion of the current literary selection led by a professional guest moderator. Featured books will be chosen based on their relevance to Dallas or Texas history as well as for their entertainment, educational and cultural value.


At The Historic


Become A Book Club Member

Annual membership is just $75 and includes all four meetings


Members are required to obtain their own books



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Make check payable to: Friends of Aldredge House

and mail to: PO Box 140035, Dallas, TX 75214

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2024 Heritage Book Club Selections

First Selection 
Club Meeting: Thursday March 31st at 6:30PM


"The Big Rich"
by Bryan Burrough

A spellbinding chronicle of Texas Oil. Weaving together the multi-generational saga of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burroughs brings to life the men known in their day as The Big Four: Roy Cullen, H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson.

Second Selection 
Club Meeting: Thursday April 18th at 6:30PM


"News of the World"
by Paulette Jiles

It's 1870s Texas with breathtaking adventures of heroes and scoundrels, youth and wisdom, heartbreak and triumph. Nominated for the National Book Award, this gem is exquisitely written with captivating characters and vivid images of wild Texas.

Third Selection 
Club Meeting: Thursday September 19th at 6:30PM


"Empire of the Summer Moon"
by S.C. Gwynne

Brutal and beautiful, a gripping story of the Comanche, their fierce and brilliant chief, Quannah Parker, and the inevitable downfall of the tribe as their warrior culture faced a changing world.

Fourth Selection 
Club Meeting: Thursday October 17th at 6:30PM


"Minding The Store"
by Stanley Marcus

A warm self portrait of a man and an exuberant celebration of the store that has become the best know landmark in Texas since the Alamo. As the epitome of quality, he played a key role in making Dallas itself a success.

Revisit Our City's Early Origins

Join Us On The Second Saturday Of Each Month
For Aldredge House Living History Tours

Step back into the earliest year's of young Dallas during the Aldredge House Living History Tours, presented on the Second Saturday of every month, except during July and August. Actors portraying the first residents of the house, along with members their staff and community, dressed in period costumes, provide an entertaining and insightful look at our past.

During the performance, guests will be guided throughout the house, both upstairs and down, and along the way, will will learn about life in Dallas during the city's formative years. Seating for each month's performance is limited so be sure to book your seats as early as possible.

Guests On Front Porch
Jesse With The Lewis's Packard
Willie & Will Lewis
Birl & Evee
The Lewises and Evee
Will Lewis & Hal Thomson
Martha & Evee
Wil Lewis's office
Evee & Girl
Willie & Her Mother
Birl & Eve's Wedding
Living History Cast

The Aldredge House Preservation Fund provides support for the preservation and restoration of Historic Aldredge House and its surrounding structures and grounds

Upcoming Events

All tours and events are by appointment only. For further information, contact us at 


For information about our Living History Tour on the second Saturday of each month, please visit

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