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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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Heritage Society Directory and Yearbooks are ready...
see how to get your copy.

The 2015-2016 Heritage Society Directory and Yearbooks are ready. You will find them very helpful as well as nicely done. CLICK HERE FOR OPTIONS ON HOW YOU CAN GET YOUR COPY!

Mary's Playhouse and
Heritage Tours
Sunday, May 1

The Irving Heritage House monthly tours now include a tour of Mary’s Playhouse. Located at 303 South O’Connor, they will be open on Sunday, May 1, from 3pm to 5pm for the first Sunday tours. Admission is free and docent led tours are offered at 3pm and 4pm. Built in 1912, this Recorded Texas Historic Landmark provides a glimpse of one of Irving’s early families and their home.

In the garden area behind the Heritage House, the recently dedicated reconstructed Mary’s Playhouse will also be open for visitors during the same hours. Originally built as a chicken coop, the building was adapted as a playhouse for the young Schulze daughter Mary. Toys, books and other treasures from Mary and her brother Charles are displayed.

For more information, visit or call 972-252-3838. Group tours of the Heritage House and Mary’s Playhouse are available by special appointment.

9th Annual Celebrating
Irving Trivia Finals
Four Teams Advance to Irving Trivia Finals

Four teams will advance to the Irving Trivia finals of the 9th Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man month long celebration. READ MORE

Final Four Teams for 9th annual Irving Trivia
Entertainment Series of Irving, Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, Irving Senior Arts Program, and the La Cima Club Heritage Committee.

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 – Kaye Ward
President elect –Rick Stopfer
First Vice President/
– Bob Bourgeois
Second Vice President/
– Jo-Ann Bresowar
Third Vice President/
– Diane Mannon
Recording Secretary – Carol Lucas Corresponding Secretary
Anne Pfaff
Treasurer – Stacey Martin
Historian – Karen Martin
– Patty Caperton

The new directors include:  Lea Bailey, Kathy Howard, Rosalie Jensen, Patrick Shields, and Vicki Tate

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

2016 Valentine Tea


The Dedication of Mary's Playhouse


To View more events, CLICK HERE