Vintage Valentine Tea of 1914

The Irving Heritage Society is preparing to host their 46th Annual Vintage Valentine Tea, a re-creation of the original Housewarming Party in 1914. The festivities will take place on Sunday, February 18, 2024, as guests are invited to come and go from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage House located at 303 South O’Conner Road. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to wear festive hats and ties.

Historic touches define the Vintage Valentine Tea

The original homeowners, C. P. and Virginia Tucker Schulze celebrated their new home with a Housewarming Party, as reported in the Irving Index, on February 19, 1914. The article described in detail the decorations, featuring floral arrangements with dark red roses, and paper hearts, cupids and arrows throughout the House. Guests at this year’s event will experience similar décor for the Vintage Valetine Tea. The Tea will feature sandwiches and sweets made from original recipes, served from antique teacups and vintage silver pieces.

Schulze Home is now Heritage House

The Schulze House was built on 1912 and is one of Irving’s oldest residences. C. P. Schulze was the brother of J. O. Schulze, co-founder of Irving in 1903. The home was deeded to the City of Irving to be used as a tour home in 1975 as a bicentennial gift by the Schulze heirs. After a small amount of restoration, the home was completely furnished with original Schulze (both J. O. and C. P.) family antiques, and gifts and loans from other Irving families.

The Heritage House was designated as a Texas State Historical Landmark in 1986 Organization.

For more information, call 972-721-2655.
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A diverse community that values its past, celebrates its present, and embraces its future.