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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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Heritage House Tours
October 4, 2015

One of the oldest homes in Irving will be open for public tours on October 4, Sunday,  from 3pm to 5pm.  The house was built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze, brother of one of the co-founders of Irving  J. O. Schulze.  The Irving Heritage House is located at 303 South O’Connor and was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1986.  Admission is free and docent led tours are provided at 3pm and 4pm.

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Photo: Irving Heritage House

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Photo: Irving Heritage House, built 1912

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 – Kaye Ward
President elect –Rick Stopfer
First Vice President/
– Bob Bourgeois
Second Vice President/
– Jo-Ann Bresowar
Third Vice President/
– Diane Mannon
Recording Secretary – Carol Lucas Corresponding Secretary
Anne Pfaff
Treasurer – Stacey Martin
Historian – Karen Martin
– Patty Caperton

The new directors include:  Lea Bailey, Kathy Howard, Rosalie Jensen, Patrick Shields, and Vicki Tate

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

August 7, 2015 Board Meeting

Kaye Ward's first meeting
as President

June, 2015 General Meeting and Lemonade on the Porch

Baylor's Treemendous Project

To View more events, CLICK HERE