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.
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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, December 7 -
Decorated for Christmas
Carolers will greet guests as they arrive for the first Sunday tour of the Heritage House on December 7. All will be invited to join in song. The Heritage House will be decorated for the holidays and open for visitors between 3pm and 5pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
One of the oldest homes in Irving, the house was built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze, brother of one of the co-founder of Irving. It was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1986. The Heritage House is located at 303 South O’Connor.
For more information call 972-252-3838. Group tours may also be arranged at alternate times.
November 7th IHS Board Meeting
The board meeting was a full agenda as the Heritage Society always has many projects going on with lots of business to handle......but today it was certainly about food as well!!! Luncheon committee was Barbara Terrill, Dr. Clay Gilbert, and Rosalie Jensen.....and Eleanor Bell came to help serve. It looked like Thanksgiving had come a bit early. Barbara had fixed a wonderful chicken casserole along with cranberry salad and Clay provided some delicious rolls. Rosalie missed the meeting but sent pumpkin pies for dessert. Many of us were individually served at our place at the table. But the crowning touch was that it was served on the Heritage House's china, silver and crystal!!!! We were all impressed to say the least!
Cloggers entertain visitors
to the Heritage House Sunday, November 2nd.
It was a fun day with lots of toe tapping by the audience as well as the cloggers. Councilman Oscar Ward and his wife Kaye were among those who agreed to try out a few clogging steps. We have been adding some additional entertainment for visitors who come to the Heritage House for the First Sunday Tours.
Dixie Grand Cloggers
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The Dixie Grand Cloggers entertained visitors to the Irving Heritage House on Sunday, November 2, during the regular tour hours. Glen McCrary established the group in 1998 and they have gone on to proving their talents through competitive dancing as well as many performances across the Metroplex. Some of the Sunday guests even took a turn at a few steps.
Next up for Sunday@Heritage House will be Sunday, December 7, from 3pm-5pm. Music, refreshments and tours of the 1912 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark will be offered.
For more information, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call
972-252-3838. OTHER HERITAGE SOCIETY EVENTS.
Finance committee hard at work Friday evening
October 31, 2014
Committee is made up of 5 past presidents and they were assisted by others. Chaired by Janice Carroll, the committee is Dan Matkin, Marvin Randle, Fran Bonilla, Mary Moorman and
Marvin brought an original yearbook from 1980-1981 to share. What a treasure!
Mary Oberlin was president at that time. Other officers were Melalee Camak, Jim Wilcox, Tally Parker, John F. Brown, Jane Earle, and Estelle Bates.
Stacey Martin-Treasurer, Patty Caperton-President, Fran Bonilla and Marvin Randle
Dan Matkin, Diane Mannon-past treasurer, Mary Moorman. and Janice Carroll