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.
Save the Dates!
Irving Heritage Society
Upcoming 2014 Events
April - Seventh Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man – A month long series of events including Irving Trivia. Form a team and join the fun!
April 25, Fri. – Tenth Annual Fish Fry - Details and tickets available in March.
April 26, Sat. – Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Incorporation of Irving and Honoring Women of Irving’s History – Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall. Free.
Heritage House tours – First Sunday of the months
March-December from 3pm-5pm. Docent led tours at 3pm and 4pm. Group tours may be scheduled for alternate times.
For last minute updates visit or website or call 972-252-3838.
10th Annual Fish Fry
Irving Heritage Society and
Silent Cake Auction
April 25, 2014
5 p.m. — 7 p.m.
Heritage Park at 2nd & Main Street
Adults $12.50 in advance or $15 at the gate
Children 3-8 yrs, $5.00.
There will be door prizes!
Advance tickets are now available for the Irving Heritage Society 10th Annual Fish Fry to be held on Friday, April 25 at Heritage Park, 2nd and Main Street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Past guests have put their “seal of approval” on this delicious meal and fun evening. The event will include a silent auction of cakes as well. Fish fry tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the gate. Tickets for children 3-8 years are $5. Children 2 years and under are free. Advance tickets are available at the Clothes Quarters, 142 South Main, Mustang Museum at Williams Square, from Heritage Society board members, or by calling 972-252-3838. Door prizes will be awarded.
Visitors are always welcomed at Heritage Society events. For more information on this as well as other upcoming activities or call 972-252-3838.
In case of rain, event will be held the next Friday.
Casting Call for TRIVIA Teams
“Celebrating Irving – The City And The Man” preliminary rounds of the 7th annual Irving Trivia competition will be held in the West Irving Library auditorium at 4444 West Irving Blvd. on Saturday, April 26pm, beginning at 10am. Finals will be on Saturday, May 3, at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, at 10am.
Questions for the trivia contest will be based on the life and works of author Washington Irving, plus the history as well as current facts about the City of Irving. Applications for registering a team may be obtained by calling 972-252-3838. The deadline for a team’s registration is April 22.
Shouldn’t you be in this picture? Last year’s finalists were from the teams of the Irving Museum Board, Henry Holmes Breakfast Forum-Jim’s Team, La Cima Heritage Committee, and Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. The LaCima Heritage Committee won the final competition.
For more information, call 972-252-3838. Sponsors of the month long programs include the Irving Heritage Society, Irving Independent School District, the City of Irving, the Irving Public Library, and the Irving Black Arts Council. Funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2013 finals team members
Irving Heritage Society receives Humanities Texas Grant
The Irving Heritage Society has been advised that they have been awarded a grant from Humanities Texas for the 7th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City And The Man month long project. Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducts and supports public programs in history, literature and philosophy, and other humanities disciplines.
In reference to the grant, Irving Heritage Society President Janice Carroll said “We are pleased that we have received this grant. We are becoming more and more recognized for not only celebrating our history but particularly the women of Irving that were so influential in our rich history. ”
The Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man events are throughout the month of April and are sponsored by Irving Heritage Society, the City of Irving, the Irving Public Library, Irving Independent School District, and the Irving Black Arts Council.
For details on the “Celebrating Irving” events, call 972-252-3838 for more information. All activities are free, open to the public, and are varied in nature for all age groups.