Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Changes Luncheon Date, Plans Home Tour That Will be a Standing "O"vation

Harlan Crow houseSo here’s the calendar change for you: the 3rd Annual Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon date was tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 11. Well, it has now been changed to Wednesday, April 2. But the change is well worth it: Harlan Crow will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, to be held at the Dallas Country Club.

Topic: “Architectural Features and Historical Collections in the Harlan Crow Library.”

Harlan Crow will talk and present a slide show.

The timing could not be more perfect because Harlan’s exquisite Preston Road home, the Crow home, library and grounds, are going to be on the tour, as well. If you haven’t been in that home, I’m telling you now: change any vacation plans, and buy your ticket now: the Harlan Crow library is one of the most historically rich private libraries in the world. 

Crow library 3 Crow libraryPark Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s historical home tour is set for Saturday, April 12, and themed “Architects of Distinction.”

Besides the Crow home and library, the Pump House in Highland Park is also on the tour. That’s a venue usually open only to special events. Because the Crow home and Pump House are adjacent to each other, people can stroll through the Crow’s famous garden to get to the Pump House by foot, and vice-versa.

pump houseTwo wonderful private homes are also on the tour, giving a perspective of the dedication of Park Cities homeowners to preserve history but, at the same time, sensitively update their homes to accommodate the needs of a modern family.

Both the luncheon and historical home tour events are open to the public. Don’t just include this in your calendars now for April, buy your tickets: this home tour is guaranteed to be a sell-out.PCHS Home Tour 1 PCHS home tour 2


Tickets: Advance tickets for the Saturday, April 12 Historical Home Tour will be available at Tom Thumb stores in the Park Cities area the third week of March, through the PCHPS office (214) 582-0021, the PCHPS website  or checks for the April 12th Historical Home Tour tickets can be mailed to 25 Highland Park Village, Suite 100, Box 286, Dallas, TX 75205-2789.

Tickets for the April 2nd Luncheon may be purchased in March 2014 online at

Cost: April 2nd Luncheon: $125, $250, $500, $1,000 each with different benefits in seating, private reception with the speaker, according to the level of purchase.

Sponsorships and table underwriting are available. Check the website for updates: or email for sponsorship forms.

Advance tickets for the Saturday, April 12th Home Tour: $20 each.  Day of Home Tour, tickets are $25 and can be purchased at all locations.

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