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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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First Sunday Heritage House and Mary's Playhouse tour

The rains came and the Cowboys were playing but we still enjoyed visitors at the First Sunday Heritage House and Mary's Playhouse tour today. They left with their free copy of the Irving history book Rails to Wings. We appreciate Heritage Society members Marty and Maggie Evans for sharing some Braniff memorabilia. Just before the tours started, the Rotary / Boy Scouts came by to put out the American flags which added to the welcome of guests. CLICK HERE FOR MORE EVENT PHOTOS.

DC3 .....the "work horse" of the airline

Heritage House to offer tours on Smithsonian Museum Day

In conjunction with the national Smithsonian Museum Day on Saturday, September 24, the Irving Heritage House will be open for free tours from 1pm – 4pm. Located at 303 South O’Connor, the Heritage House is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. It was built in 1912 as the home of C.P. Schulze. Ccall 972-252-3838 for more information.

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 – Rick Stopfer
President elect –Lea Bailey
First Vice President/
– Kitty Boyle
Second Vice President/
– Jearlene Miller
Third Vice President/
– Diane Mannon
Recording Secretary – Carol Lucas Corresponding Secretary
Anne Pfaff
Treasurer – Stacey Martin
Historian – Karen Martin
– Kaye Ward

The new directors include:  Bob Bourgeois, Dwane Crain, Trevor Putman, Nancie Rissing, Gary Westerman

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

November 6, Heritage House and Mary's playhouse Tours

2016 Valentine Tea


The Dedication of Mary's Playhouse


To View more events, CLICK HERE