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Welcome to the
Irving Heritage Society

We are based in the Heritage House, shown above with special decorations for its 100th Anniversary.

To learn about the Society and its activities, CLICK HERE.

To learn about the history of the City of Irving and also the Heritage House, CLICK HERE.

To learn about the history of the Irving Independent School District, CLICK HERE. To see now-and-then photographs of Irving schools and other views, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE for a list of future Society activities.

A list of current officers, directors, and committee chairs are found HERE, plus an application for membership as well as a list of former presidents.

Links to other Internet sites in Irving and those with a relation to history are found HERE.

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Submission Deadline is September 1, 2016

Heritage House and
Mary's Playhouse tours
Sept. 4 from 3pm-5pm

In honor of the 1936 wedding of Charles and Catherine Schulze, Catherine’s wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses will be featured in the bridal gown display during the monthly Heritage House tour on Sept 4th.  The Irving Heritage House will be open for tours Sunday, Sept. 4 from 3pm-5pm with docent led tours at 3pm and 4pm.  Admission is free.  Bridal gowns dating from the 1880s to a mid-century informal gown from the 1950s will also be displayed. Located at 303 South O’Connor, the Heritage House was built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze, brother of one of Irving’s co-founders.  This restored pioneer home has been designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. READ MORE

Rick Stopfer Elected President of the Irving Heritage Society

Rick Stopfer was elected Irving Heritage Society President during the organization’s May  general meeting.  He has been very active within the Irving community having served on the City Council and is currently the Irving representative to the DART board. READ MORE

Heritage House is open
for tours on the first Sunday
from March through December from 3pm-5pm

The Heritage House is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and was built in 1912. If you are interested in knowing more about becoming a docent at the Heritage House, let us know. We would love to share information about this special circle of volunteers. Docents at the Caster Cabin and the depot at Heritage Park are also needed for special events at Heritage Park.

For past stories, CLICK HERE for ARCHIVES page.


The Irving Heritage Society’s vision:

A diverse community that values its past, celebrates its present, and embraces
its future.

Mission Statement:

The Irving Heritage Society is a vibrant, intergenerational volunteer organization that:
ADVOCATES historic preservation
EDUCATES the community
on its heritage
PRESERVES and accumulates
local history

2015-2106 Irving Heritage Society Board

President – Rick Stopfer
President elect –Lea Bailey
First Vice President/
– Kitty Boyle
Second Vice President/
– Jearlene Miller
Third Vice President/
– Diane Mannon
Recording Secretary – Carol Lucas Corresponding Secretary
Anne Pfaff
Treasurer – Stacey Martin
Historian – Karen Martin
– Kaye Ward

The new directors include:  Bob Bourgeois, Dwane Crain, Trevor Putman, Nancie Rissing, Gary Westerman

ICTN Four-Minute Video of the 100th Anniversary of IHS and Society’s Valentine Tea

CLICK HERE to see the video. Click on the symbol in the lower right corner just below the small screen to watch it full-screen.

It states that “Irving’s Heritage House is now 100 years old. The Heritage Society has a number of special events planned to mark that anniversary. This tea took visitors on a trip back in time.” The video contains many comments by Society members.

Photo Albums of
Recent IHS Events

2016 Valentine Tea


The Dedication of Mary's Playhouse


To View more events, CLICK HERE