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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.

Irving Heritage Society 11 Annual Fish Fry and Cake Auction
Friday, April 10, 2015

Advance tickets are now available for the Irving Heritage Society 11th Annual Fish Fry to be held on Friday, April 10 at Heritage Park, 2nd and Main Street from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Past guests have put their “seal of approval” on this delicious meal and fun evening.  Sample a serving of fried Spam, fried green tomatoes as well as the delicious fish and all the trimmings prepared by Marvin Randle.  Then top it off with a sweet selection from the silent auction of cakes. READ MORE...

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Sport the Green and Find True Treasures of Local History
March 17th, 2015
Central Library Auditorium
801 West Irving Blvd.

Wearin’ of the green is not required but if you’re lookin’ for that pot of gold on March 17, Sport the Green and come to the Central Library auditorium, 801 West Irving Blvd. for the Irving Heritage Society’s general meeting and program at 7 pm. Following a brief business meeting, the program will highlight some true local history treasures in our metroplex area. READ MORE....

Regina Story selected as the
Irving Heritage Society
2015 Sweetheart

The Heritage House was abuzz with guests greeting old as well as new friends during the vintage Valentine Tea on Sunday, February 8. Dr. Clay Gilbert provided back ground music at the piano. Favorite treats were compared by guests from the elegant tea table at which several past Heritage Society presidents poured coffee or tea and served punch from the beautiful silver service. Many of the tea recipes reflect back to the original 1914 housewarming party given by C.P. and Virginia Schulze in their new home. Tea chairs Anne Pfaff and Kitty Boyle coordinated the special event. The weather was so beautiful that some guests enjoyed seats on the porch swing and the rockers outside.

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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 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.

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 Available

The 2014-2015 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.

Call Mary Higbie at 972-252-3838 for other arrangements.  

Photo Albums of
Recent IHS Events

Baylor's Treemendous Project

Clogging Sunday, November 2, 2014

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

To View more events, CLICK HERE

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