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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.

Heritage House tours and Washington Irving exhibit
April 12

The Irving Heritage House will be open on Sunday, April 12 from 3pm - 5pm. Docent led tours will begin at 3pm and 4pm. Admission is free. Built in 1912 by C.P. Schulze, brother of one of Irving’s co-founders , the Heritage House is a restored pioneer home. This Texas State Historical Landmark is located at 303 S. O’Connor. READ MORE....

Trival-final 4

Irving Heritage House – built 1912.

Can you find Rip Van Winkle?
Celebrating Irving: The City
and The Man
April 2015

Have you found Rip Van Winkle "hidden in plain sight" at Glory House Bistro, Big State Foutain and Grill, the Mustang Museum and the Irving Arts Center? If so, don't take him but take a photo of Rip, post it on the Heritage Society Facebook page, and receive a special prize.

1. Take a photo of Rip Van Winkle
2. If you aren’t already following the Irving Heritage Society on Facebook do it now – and then post your pictures of Rip (with the hashtag #FoundRip) to our page whenever you find him...and“like” us there.
3. Send your contact information to with “Found Rip” in the subject line. You will receive a prize from the Irving Heritage Society.


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

2014-2105 Irving Heritage Society Board

President – Patty Landers Caperton
President elect – Kaye Ward
First Vice President/
– Doug Fox
Second Vice President/
– Jo-Ann Bresowar
Third Vice President/
– Diane Mannon
Recording Secretary – Sandra Cole  Corresponding Secretary
Velma Edwin
Treasurer – Stacey Martin
Historian – Kevin Kendro Parliamentarian – Janice Carroll

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.

Yearbooks Available

The 2014-2015 Yearbook of the Irving Heritage Society is now available to be picked up by members at the Clothes Quarters in downtown Irving or at the Mustang Museum in Williams Square. This issue includes a photo gallery of recent events as well as many articles and lists.

Call Mary Higbie at 972-252-3838 for other arrangements.  

Photo Albums of
Recent IHS Events

Baylor's Treemendous Project

Clogging Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Member Reception/
General Meeting. Program:
To Kill a Mockingbird

To View more events, CLICK HERE