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.
Save the Dates!
Irving Heritage Society
Upcoming 2014 Events
April - Seventh Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man – A month long series of events including Irving Trivia. Form a team and join the fun!
April 12, Sat. – A Literary Conversation With Washington Irving – Details to be advised.
April 25, Fri. – Tenth Annual Fish Fry - Details and tickets available in March.
April 26, Sat. – Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Incorporation of Irving and Honoring Women of Irving’s History – Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall. Free.
Heritage House tours – First Sunday of the months
March-December from 3pm-5pm. Docent led tours at 3pm and 4pm. Group tours may be scheduled for alternate times.
For last minute updates visit or website or call 972-252-3838.
Irving Heritage Society receives Humanities Texas Grant
The Irving Heritage Society has been advised that they have been awarded a grant from Humanities Texas for the 7th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City And The Man month long project. Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducts and supports public programs in history, literature and philosophy, and other humanities disciplines.
In reference to the grant, Irving Heritage Society President Janice Carroll said “We are pleased that we have received this grant. We are becoming more and more recognized for not only celebrating our history but particularly the women of Irving that were so influential in our rich history. ”
The Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man events are throughout the month of April and are sponsored by Irving Heritage Society, the City of Irving, the Irving Public Library, Irving Independent School District, and the Irving Black Arts Council.
For details on the “Celebrating Irving” events, call 972-252-3838 for more information. All activities are free, open to the public, and are varied in nature for all age groups.
Heritage House Tours
Sunday, March 2
***The Irving Heritage House tours have been cancelled for Sunday, March 2, due to weather and illness. Tours will resume on Sunday, April 6, at 3pm. A special exhibit on the life and works of Washington Irving will be on display during the April 6 tour. For additional information or to schedule a group tour, call 972-252-3838.***
One of the oldest homes in Irving will be open for public tours on March 2, Sunday, from 3pm to 5pm. The house was built in 1912 by C. P. Schulze, brother of one of the co-founders of Irving J. O. Schulze. The Irving Heritage House is located at 303 South O’Connor and was designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1986. Admission is free and docent led tours are provided at 3pm and 4pm.
Many beautiful antiques are throughout the Heritage House. Some of the furnishings include an 1840 clock, an organ (ca.1880), a square piano (ca.1860), Limoges, Sevres, and Bavarian porcelains, and many more items from the past. The house was built with a basement, a unique feature for homes in the area.
For more information, call 972-252-3838. Group tours may also be arranged at alternate times.
Irving Heritage House, built 1912
Reflections of a 1914 Vintage Valentine Party
About Towne's coverage of the Reflections of the 1914 Valentine Party is now available to be viewed online. Here is how you do that:
Upper right corner, look for "quick links"
Click on ICTN on Demand
Then look for "Shows"
Look then for "About Towne"...Feb. 12
It is a 30 minute show and you can skip to various portions if you so wish to repeat any portion of it. Thanks once again to everyone for their part in making the day a success.
Irving Heritage Society
Celebrating Irving Committee
Plans are under way for a month long Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man during the month of April. A special program of recognizing the 100th anniversary of the City of Irving's incorporation plus Honoring Women of Irving's History will take place on April 26th. A "Literary Conversation with Washington Irving" will be presented on April 12. A book discussion group and a family movie matinee along with the 7th Annual Irving Trivia are a few of the additional activities.
Celebrating Irving Committee members: Cathy Whiteman, Stacey Martin, and Mary Higbie. For more photos of the Committee Members click on the image above or CLICK HERE.