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
Sunday, September 7
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 7th. The Irving Heritage House will be open for tours Sunday, Sept. 7 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.
To see photos of the Heritage House, check out Past Events or Archives. For more information, contact 972-252-3838.
Catherine Schulze’s wedding gown, bridesmaid’s dresses,
and anniversary suit.
Irving Heritage Society
elects new officers
Patty Landers Caperton was elected President of the Irving Heritage Society at the June 1 Lemonade on the Porch general meeting. Patty has most recently served as chair of the reconstruction of Mary’s Playhouse located just behind the Heritage House as well as co-chair of the annual Treasures and Oddities sale. Additionally the following officers were elected: Kaye Ward-President Elect, Doug Fox-First Vice President/Membership, Jo-Ann Bresowar-Second Vice President/Programs, Diane Mannon-Third Vice President/Project, Sandra Cole-Recording Secretary, Velma Edwin-Corresponding Secretary, Stacey Martin-Treasurer, Kevin Kendro-Historian, and Janice Carroll-Parliamentarian. New directors include Lea Bailey, Kathy Howard, Rosalie Howard, Patrick Shields, and Vicki Tate. Installation was conducted by former Heritage Society President Chris Wallace.
Guests at the June meeting included Rick and Susan Fairless who shared their vision for the new Big State Fountain Grill.
Additional information on the organization’s activities may be found by calling 972-252-3838.
Front row: Patty Landers Caperton, Velma Edwin, Kaye Ward
Second row: Chris Dobson, Diane Mannon
Third row: Jo-Ann Bresowar, Stacey Martin, Janice Carroll
Back row: Elizabeth Philipp, Chris Wallace, Patrick Shields,
Kathy Howard, Rosalie Jensen, Dan Niemeier, and Anne Pfaff