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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.

Sunday Tours at Heritage House continue with music and fun!
November 2

Join the Irving Heritage Society for Sundays the Heritage House, 303 South O’Connor, on Sunday, November 2, from 3pm-5pm, for music and dancing performed on the front porch. The Dixie Grand Cloggers will be on hand to perform for us. Established in 1998, this clogging group is made up of 4 year olds to 70 year olds! They are clogging competition winners and will demonstrate a variety of routines including line dancing, duets, and show routines. Bring a chair, blanket, friends, and family for hot cocoa, marshmallows and treats. Croquet will be played on the lawn. Docent led Heritage House tours are offered free of charge at 3pm and 4pm.

The new yearbook/directory for the Heritage Society members is now available. If you did not get yours at our recent program, you may pick one up on Sunday at the Heritage House. Additional locations to get your new yearbook copy include Pat Cook's Clothes Quarters at 142 South Main Street, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm or the Mustang Museum at 5221 North O'Connor at Williams Square, Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm. Note the Mustang Museum is now located in the East Tower of Williams Square and you need to enter Brune Way off of Las Colinas Blvd. to the East garage. Call 972-869-9047 for any other directions. Take your parking ticket inside with you to be validated by the museum. We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Heritage House was built in 1912 and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. It was the home of the C.P. Schulze family, brother of Irving’s co-founder J.O. Schulze.

The afternoon events are free. For more information,
call 972-252-3838. Parking suggestion - First United Methodist Church on Third Street. OTHER HERITAGE SOCIETY EVENTS.

October New Member Reception
and General meeting.

For more photos, CLICK HERE!

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
The Heritage House and the 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.

New Brochure of
The Heritage House

CLICK HERE to see the newly-created brochure of the Heritage House. Printed copies are available at the Heritage House. 

Yearbooks Now Available

The 2012-2013 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. 


Photographs of
Recent Heritage Society Events

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

October 2014 IHS Board Meeting

October 5th, Jazz Sunday

Gilbert House Announcement

IHS 2014 Board Orientation

IHS August 2014 Board Meeting

To View more events, CLICK HERE

History Pictorial History Book and Centennial
Cookbook for Sale

“Irving, Texas, From Rails to Wings, 1903-2003” by Norma Stanton is available for $15 and "Irving, Texas, Centennial, 1903-2003, Cookbook and Family Histories" by Helen Ogden Widener is available for $10 from the Society. The fully-illustrated history book, over 200 pages, tells the story of the City of Irving, its people, and its growth over its first century. The 400-plus page cookbook has both history and recipes, with an added bonus of an interactive compact disc. Both books are bound hardback and were published by the City of Irving as part of its centennial celebration. These extra copies have been graciously donated by the City to the Society to help fund the upkeep of the Heritage House. Get yours at the Heritage House during the monthly tours or call 972-252-3838 to order your copies.

IHS Historical book IHS Cookbook