I moved to Dallas from a line of little bitty Oklahoma and Texas towns where presidential candidates were often talked about but never seen up close. The coolest thing that happened in those places was usually when a highway sign was erected announcing what "celebrity" was born there, especially if it meant the star was about to make a hometown appearance. However, here in Dallas, every president of the 20th century--history lesson: That's since Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt--has made a local appearance, either on the campaign trail, as president or as a former president. Historian Sam Childers will talk about the visits of the nation's commanders in chief at noon Tuesday at the Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood St., as part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series. Tickets are free with museum admission of $5 to $7. For more info, call 214-421-8458.
Tue., Nov. 18, noon, 2008