Past Programs

Past 2021 Programs

  • The 1960s ushered in several medical advancements including the first heart transplant and improvements in respiratory health research for children. In this session of Sixties Science, participants will learn about advancements in medical treatment and research and see how it connects to medical issues today. They will build their own set of inflatable lungs and a heart pump and then determine how to repair them when the patient is ill. The Sixties Science program is a monthly series connecting history and STEAM from the 1960s to today for students ages 8-13. This program will highlight new topics each month through virtual programs debuting on YouTube the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Visit our Education page for resources for this program and upcoming dates and topics. Video Link:
  • PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2021 | 10:00 A.M. CST | FREE

    Program length 30 minutes   The Mama’s Boy Project Education Program provides a cross-curricular virtual experience focusing on U.S. history, theatre, and psychology. During the program students will learn about the historical and cultural relevance of the Oswald family to American history through the lens of character development and behavioral analysis. This program is recommended for students in grades 9 and higher. Educational resources, including lesson plans and other materials, for this program are aligned to the TEKS and National Standards   A mother’s love knows no bounds. For Marguerite Oswald, trying to stay connected to her family, and her son Lee Harvey Oswald in particular, was not an easy task. In The Mama’s Boy Project, the family matriarch shares her story of how she tried to be involved in her son’s life while repeatedly separated by physical and emotional distance. When Lee is arrested for the assassination of President Kennedy, Marguerite vows to help prove his innocence to create the bond with her family that she has always wanted. When he is killed two days after his arrest, Marguerite pursues her mission to clear Lee’s name, trying to remain in her son’s life even though he is gone. In the following days and months Marguerite continues to crave family, attempting to involve herself into the lives of Lee’s widow and two daughters with no success, leaving her alone. Join playwright and director Rob Urbinati for a discussion on the play Mama’s Boy and examine the characters through a psychological, sociological and historical lens.   Tickets are free for this virtual program. Advance registration required. This program is a companion program to The Mama's Boy Project | Marguerite Oswald, A Footnote in History. Separate registration is required for the performance program. Information about streaming the video will be sent 24 hours in advance of the premiere. Video is available for viewing Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CST through 11:59 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 31, 2021.   For more information about The Mama’s Boy Project | Marguerite Oswald, A Footnote in History, please visit    
  • In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Museum and the Dallas Public Library will share items from the Museum’s collections focusing on Dr. King and Civil Rights. Educators Elyze Davis and Genevieve Kaplan will share several objects and tell the stories behind them. Objects will include one of the Museum’s latest acquisitions – a pen used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This program will be available through the Museum's YouTube page and the Library's social media channels beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021. Program link: