Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s
Next date: March 9
to 5 PM
100 S. Houston St. , Dallas, TX
$5 - $8
Start date: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Ongoing: Until Sunday, August 31, 2014
Next date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture's exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which will examine Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas in the 1960s. The exhibit opens to the public on November 7 and will tie in to other events throughout the city commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The exhibit runs through August 31, 2014.
Erik Jonsson co-founded Texas Instruments (TI), formerly Geophysical Services, in 1951. He served as president of TI from 1951-1958, and as chairman of the board from 1958-1966. Jonsson was drafted by the City Council as mayor less than three months after President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.
As Mayor, Jonsson launched - and personally funded - Goals for Dallas. Modeled on the planning process that had helped make TI so successful, Goals for Dallas ultimately involved more than 100,000 citizens, from all walks of life, in establishing goals and developing plans for the betterment of the city. As a result, public schools were air-conditioned, the public library system was expanded, and a new city hall was constructed. Jonsson was also integral in the founding of Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Museum will be closed on November 28, 2013; December 24, 2013; and December 25, 2013.
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