Celebrating Irving events kick off with book discussion and special tours/exhibit at the Heritage House

The 7th Annual Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man will kick off the month long series of events this year with a book discussion on Sunday, April 6, at the Irving Heritage House, 303 South O’Connor. Dr. Tracy Hoffman, president of the Washington Irving Society will lead the group discussion of Washington Irving’s book “A Tour on the Prairies.” Copies of the book are available for purchase but not required to attend the event on April 6.

Photo: Sleepy Hollow chair at the Irving Heritage House

The book discussion will begin at 1:45pm and conclude in time for the monthly Heritage House tours at 3pm-5pm. A special exhibit on the life and works of Washington Irving will be on display at the Heritage House during this time. Among the furnishings in the living room of the Heritage House is a Sleepy Hollow chair. This was owned by Irving’s co-founder J.O. Schulze and is a replica of a chair found in Washington Irving’s home Sunnyside in Tarrytown, New York. The Heritage House, built in 1912, is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Admission is free. For more information and a full calendar of other events throughout the month, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838.

The Celebrating Irving activities are sponsored by the Irving Heritage Society, the City of Irving, the Irving Public Library, the Irving Independent School District, and the Irving Black Arts Council. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is funded in part by the City of Irving through the Irving Arts Board.

The Irving Heritage Society’s vision:

A diverse community that values its past, celebrates its present, and embraces its future.