Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Southlake Historical Society presents: DFW Airport- A 75 Year Saga

The Southlake Historical Society presents author and speaker, Bruce A. Bleakley, who will bring to life the 75-year saga of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in the third floor meeting room of Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main, at 7 pm.

Mr. Bleakley is museum director of the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas and author of Images of Aviation: Dallas Aviation.  He is a 20-year Air Force veteran with over 5,000 hours of flight time and a Master’s degree in Aviation Technology from Arizona State University.

Mr. Bleakley will share vintage photographs of the construction and early days of what was then the world’s largest airport as well as speak to the current state of aviation today — how it affects the future of DFW Airport and the communities that surround it.

The program is open to the public.  Donations at the door are greatly appreciated by the Southlake Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) organization.

For more information about the program, contact Connie Cooley at cecooley@verizon.net or 817-223-9606.

The Southlake Historical Society is grateful to the City of Southlake and the Southlake Public Library for their partnership in preserving the history of Southlake.

 

History of the Southlake Historical Society

The Southlake Historical Society was created in 1992 when area residents answered the call of an ad placed in the Grapevine Sun newspaper. Local resident (and former Southlake mayor) Gary Fickes challenged readers to create a preservation group as a way to gather and preserve Southlake’s history.

Since that time the Southlake Historical Society has been dedicated to archiving historical materials including scanning historical photos, gathering oral history interviews, helping in the research of both family and area business histories, developing programs for teachers and students, and working as the community advocacy group to preserve and protect Southlake’s history. Visit www.southlakehistory.org.