Irving Heritage Society

Irving Heritage Society The Irving Heritage Society was founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the Bicentennial, to support a renewed interest in history, especially local history.
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Operating as usual

Think about making a reservation for your family to visit the Irving Archives and Museum.
12/03/2020

Think about making a reservation for your family to visit the Irving Archives and Museum.

Reserve a time now to bring your bubble to experience the new, award-winning Irving Archives & Museum!

Irving Archives & Museum (IAM) is now accepting small group reservations for museum tours.

Click here to make reservations or see more information about pricing and other details. http://cityofIrving.org/IAM-Reservation or you can call 972-721-3714.

12/03/2020

Celebrating a Season of Music!

It was interesting to learn what people used to cover the squares of their Heritage Bingo card. Popular choices were but...
11/21/2020

It was interesting to learn what people used to cover the squares of their Heritage Bingo card. Popular choices were buttons, pennies, paper clips, Cherrios, quarters (big time spender), and mini clothes pins. There is a display at the Irving Archives and Museum now that these mini clothes pins are used to hold some of the aprons and stories in place. Guess who used these!

As we started our evening of Heritage Bingo this week, guests were asked to list the oldest thing in their house. Intere...
11/21/2020

As we started our evening of Heritage Bingo this week, guests were asked to list the oldest thing in their house. Interesting list from a rocker, cedar chest, WWI Army compass, Mercury dime collection, fossil clam shell, Washington Irving book, unpublished book, father's high school yearbook, lots of furniture, Teddy Bear, etc. What would you have listed? Jenn Landry did the drawing from all entries yesterday and the winner for a gift card from Joe's Coffee Shop was Nikisha McDaniel. Congratulations to all - great items.

Tonight the Heritage Society played Heritage Bingo and had an update on the Irving Archives and Museum.  We started the ...
11/20/2020

Tonight the Heritage Society played Heritage Bingo and had an update on the Irving Archives and Museum. We started the evening by asking the attendees to list the oldest thing in their house (spouse did not count) and that brought an interesting list. What would you have put into the chat?
Several fun games of Bingo. Though we couldn't get together in person, it was great to see new and long time friends.

Heritage Society board members did a "drive through" pick up at the Heritage House this week.  They were getting directo...
11/15/2020

Heritage Society board members did a "drive through" pick up at the Heritage House this week. They were getting directory/yearbooks to take to all Irving members as a "porch drop" and thank you for being a member. Talk about dedicated board members!

Looking forward to the re-opening of the Irving Archives and Museum later this fall.  The new exhibit of "Apron Strings"...
10/04/2020

Looking forward to the re-opening of the Irving Archives and Museum later this fall. The new exhibit of "Apron Strings" includes 50 plus aprons of all types plus many from people in the community. Do you have an apron to loan and a story to tell?

Early giving has begun for North Texas Giving Day. The Irving Heritage Society is creating a virtual option for visitors...
09/15/2020
Irving Heritage Society

Early giving has begun for North Texas Giving Day. The Irving Heritage Society is creating a virtual option for visitors to the Heritage House and Mary's Playhouse as well as an educational piece. Join us in making that possible. www.northtexasgivingday.org/irvingheritagesociety

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.

Thanks to the Irving Archives and Museum for sharing this digital exhibit from the Smithsonian to mark today's anniversa...
08/18/2020

Thanks to the Irving Archives and Museum for sharing this digital exhibit from the Smithsonian to mark today's anniversary of women getting the right to vote here in the US.

Today marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920 which granted many American women the right to vote. As part of the commemoration, we are pleased to virtually present the Smithsonian exhibit "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence." #BecauseofHerStory

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Lots of discussion and good ideas around the Zoom screen during the Heritage Society orientation Fri. President Jearlene...
08/16/2020

Lots of discussion and good ideas around the Zoom screen during the Heritage Society orientation Fri. President Jearlene Miller and board are off to a great start.

Another important piece of history here in Irving
08/13/2020
Explore Irving History through the memory of Ruth Paine

Another important piece of history here in Irving

Ruth Paine befriended Marina Oswald and allowed her to stay in her home while Lee Harvey Oswald visited on the weekends. Learn the story of how Mrs. Paine's house played a vital role on that fateful day of the assassination.

In case you were looking for another excuse to stop in at Big State Fountain Grill - and face it - we all are!!!
08/06/2020
National Root Beer Float Day

In case you were looking for another excuse to stop in at Big State Fountain Grill - and face it - we all are!!!

It's National Root Beer Float Day and we know just where to go to quench your thirst. Big State Fountain Grill is the place to head. Of course we'd pick the 1950's diner, it was a given!

Throw Back Thursday.........Though we normally prefer a different delivery method, there was recently a "porch drop" at ...
08/06/2020

Throw Back Thursday.........
Though we normally prefer a different delivery method, there was recently a "porch drop" at the Heritage House of some interesting items. A scrap book of the Bicentennial which included an invitation to the "official ceremony to open The Irving Municipal Museum and the local Bicentennial office". Also articles about the painted fire plug project, Mrs. O.D. Bates honored as the top senior citizen, the Heritage House being donated to the city, and even an article about the 20th anniversary in 1975 of the Irving Community Concert Assoc. (now Entertainment Series of Irving) with Mrs. Lee Wilcox as president. There were original newspapers from the 1930's stating all the many accomplishments of the city. And one of the things that caught our eye and surprised even some historians was a Aug. 26, 1926 article from The Times Herald about the "Daring Bank Stick-up at Irving". Here is the caption under the photo.

Article from the August 26, 1926, The Times Herald newspaper - Daring Bank Stick-up at Irving
Several banks in Dallas County offered immediate aid to the State Bank at Irving after that institution had been held up and robbed of $7,000 Wednesday. The bank, however, continued business without availing itself of the offers. Armed bandits who scooped all the cash in sight and escaped overlooked several stacks of bills. The photos show graphically where the holdup occurred. The upper photo shows the outside of the bank where a third man waited in a car for his confederates who committed the actual robbery. The photo on the right shows A.P. Mauk, cashier of the bank, at the doorway of the vault into which Mauk, Fred Hooser, assistant cashier, and Fred Avery, a customer, were herded before the bandits escaped. The bottom picture shows Avery standing in the center of the cashier’s cage with the shotgun which failed to go off when Mauk pointed it in the direction of the fleeing bandits and vainly pulled the trigger.
Irving Archives and Museum

Remember those wooden squares that you took apart and then hoped you could put it back together?  Today at the Heritage ...
07/28/2020

Remember those wooden squares that you took apart and then hoped you could put it back together? Today at the Heritage House, the Square Grand in the living was taken apart and then put back together. Each part had to go in turn and match correctly. Checking it to see if it could be tuned. The company which made it, T. Gilbert & Company, was founded 1829. This piano was probably from 1855-1913. Beautiful piece.

DFW International Airport - it's more than that
07/10/2020
DFW International Airport - it's more than that

DFW International Airport - it's more than that

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at DFW International Airport and its interesting history. After the story, you can have fun with the Founders Plaza Jigsaw Puzzle. Simply cl...

A great way to learn about Irving history while playing cards with a friend or even by yourself. Get your deck today and...
07/08/2020

A great way to learn about Irving history while playing cards with a friend or even by yourself. Get your deck today and support the Irving Archives and Museum at the same time. Win/Win.

A VERY SPECIAL DECK OF HERITAGE

They are here!! The vintage deck of cards with facts and comments all about Irving. The deck of 52 cards, and two wild cards, are $10 a pack and available at Big State Fountain Grill or by calling 972-252-3838.

*All proceeds go to benefit the Irving Archives and Museum. Learn about Irving history in a fun way!

We just wanted to share some of our photos from the previous 4th of July with you.  Stay Safe and Happy 4th of July to e...
07/02/2020

We just wanted to share some of our photos from the previous 4th of July with you. Stay Safe and Happy 4th of July to everyone. #irvingjuly4

06/28/2020

A few years ago, we placed bunting on the front of the Heritage House for the first time in recent years, thanks to Shirley Smith for providing it in memory of her mother. It looks so beautiful there. Thanks also to the Parks Department for putting it up securely enough to last all summer. Happy 4th of July.

Irving Archives and Museum
05/30/2020

Irving Archives and Museum

💫 Let's explore Irving's history!

Members of the second grade percussion band at Sowers School, 1946. The Sowers School was located along today’s Pioneer Road near its intersection with Belt Line Road.

Wishing everyone a great summer!

Throwback Thursday - Big State Fountain & Grill
05/22/2020
Throwback Thursday - Big State Fountain & Grill

Throwback Thursday - Big State Fountain & Grill

  Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at what our downtown area used to look like, and we’ll concentrate on a favorite eatery – Big State Fountain & Grill. After the st...

President Linda Wood Shotwell said today that we "gathered together separately" to elect Jearlene Miller as President an...
05/17/2020

President Linda Wood Shotwell said today that we "gathered together separately" to elect Jearlene Miller as President and Carol Huntley Little as President-Elect along with a wonderful slate of officers and directors for the 2020-2021 Heritage Society year. She went on to say........"it's always a good day when a heritage society can make history." Modern technology was in full swing today as we did this with a zoom meeting. Congratulations to all and thank you for those who previously served.

Although we have suspended the tours of the Heritage House for now, we look forward to seeing you some time in the futur...
05/17/2020

Although we have suspended the tours of the Heritage House for now, we look forward to seeing you some time in the future.

Throwback Thursday - Irving's Clock Tower
05/07/2020
Throwback Thursday - Irving's Clock Tower

Throwback Thursday - Irving's Clock Tower

Allow me to introduce you to the stories behind many of our attractions and historic areas here in Irving, Texas. This week we'll look at an Irving attraction located in the heart of our Heritage District – the Whistle Stop Plaza and Clock Tower. After the story, you can have fun with th...

The library had a good player this year too for Irving Trivia online with Kathleen Sargent.
05/02/2020

The library had a good player this year too for Irving Trivia online with Kathleen Sargent.

Irving Heritage Society has an exciting game of Irving Trivia currently underway for the Celebrating Irving series. The Library plays a mean game too, even if we don't always win 😬. Pictured: The library teams in 2015 and 2018 surrounded by their formidable opponents from La Cima Club, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Irving Senior Arts Program. #FlashbackFriday

Rachael Frost won the first week of Irving Trivia.  Stacey Starkey won the second week, Patty Caperton won the third and...
05/02/2020

Rachael Frost won the first week of Irving Trivia. Stacey Starkey won the second week, Patty Caperton won the third and Shirley Smith the fourth week. While it only takes one to win, the above names were in the drawings many times and increased their chances for gift cards that we purchased from Big Stage Fountain Grill, Joe's Coffee Shop, and Glory House. Thanks to all who played Irving Trivia.

We have had a fun 4 weeks of Irving Trivia. Many good players. There were 10 preliminary names drawn and numbers.  The n...
05/02/2020

We have had a fun 4 weeks of Irving Trivia. Many good players. There were 10 preliminary names drawn and numbers. The names were Shirley Smith, Patty Caperton, Pam Engman, Gretchen Brosch, Kathleen Sargent, Carol Lucas, Cynthia Sharp, Stacey Starkey, Jan Hart, and Rachael Frost. Yesterday at our virtual board meeting a number was determined to make the selection. Number 8 Stacey Starkey will be receiving a total of $50 gift cards that we purchased at Big State Fountain Grill and Joe's Coffee Shop. Congratulations to all and thanks for Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man

Irving Trivia - Week 4 plus bonus answers and winnerGreat playing by all.  Here are the answers and lucky winner.  All c...
05/01/2020

Irving Trivia - Week 4 plus bonus answers and winner
Great playing by all. Here are the answers and lucky winner. All correct answers for these four weeks will be used in a Grand Prize Winner drawing selected at the Heritage Society Board Zoom meeting on 5/1. Name provided later that day.

Bonus question 4/25 - How many of the Irving High Schools were recently named "Best High School in the US" - Answer 5 of 5!!!!

Mon. 4/27 - What was the first event at Texas Stadium and year it opened - Answer Billy Graham Crusade and it opened 1971. (Dan Matkin was mayor)

Tues. 4/28 - Identify building in photo, where it is located and 5 large historically significant "structures" there.
Answer - photo of a depot at Heritage Park. Other structures included Caster Cabin, Caboose, Windmill, Water Tower, and former library building - started by Esther Hurwitz.

Wed. 4/29 - Identify photo and where it is located . Answer - Irving's original plat map used in the 1903 auction. It is now on display in the Irving Archives and Museums. For many years it was "stored" under a bed. Thank Goodness it was saved for it is one of Irving's most significant treasures.

Thurs. 4/30 - From a list of professions, which one was not one of Washington Irving's. Answer - Preacher

This week's winner is.........Shirley Smith. She has not missed a day of playing nor a bonus question. Lots of name slips in the drawing. Congratulations, Shirley. We have purchased a $25 gift card for you from Glory House Bistro on Main Street. Enjoy and thanks for Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man.

Pictured below are the winners of 2019. They are the Abecedarians of Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. Pamela Slaughter, Carol Johnson, Lea Bailey and Martha Korioth

Irving Trivia - Day 19 - April 30 - Final DayWashington Irving could be described in many ways/titles/professions. Which...
04/30/2020

Irving Trivia - Day 19 - April 30 - Final Day
Washington Irving could be described in many ways/titles/professions. Which one listed is NOT correct: Essayist, Historian, Diplomat, Preacher, Lawyer, Biographer, Military Man, Magazine Editor, or Poet. List your answer below before 11pm today.

Answers and winning name will be posted on Fri. The grand prize winner will be posted by Sat. at the latest. Be sure to "like" and "follow" the Heritage Society page for more fun activities. We hope that you have enjoyed Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man.

Irving Trivia - Day 18 - WednesdayPerhaps one of Irving's greatest treasures (besides the people of Irving), this was ke...
04/29/2020

Irving Trivia - Day 18 - Wednesday
Perhaps one of Irving's greatest treasures (besides the people of Irving), this was kept under a bed. Where is it now and what is it? Two part question. Bonus entry in drawing if you can tell us how old it is? List your answers below by 11pm tonight.

Down to the final two days of Irving Trivia. It has been fun and you have all done very well. We hope that you enjoyed it as well as learned many new things. Next April you should form an Irving Trivia team to compete with others for the prized trophy. Meanwhile, thanks for Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man.

Two more days of Irving Trivia after today. Ends 4/30. Brush up on Washington Irving....you know there has to be another...
04/28/2020

Two more days of Irving Trivia after today. Ends 4/30. Brush up on Washington Irving....you know there has to be another one or two WI question coming! Weekly prize plus grand prize on Fri.

Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man

Irving Trivia - Tuesday - Day 17Two part questionWhere is this building located and name 5 large, historically significa...
04/28/2020

Irving Trivia - Tuesday - Day 17
Two part question
Where is this building located and name 5 large, historically significant "structures" there. (You may include this building) Bonus point for winner's drawing if you list 6. Add your list and place below by 11pm today.

Answers and winners announced May 1. Thank you for playing Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man. Don't forget to "like" the Irving Heritage Society page and "follow" us. We will take you to interesting places!

Irving Trivia - Day 16 - MondayTwo part question - What year did Texas Stadium open and what was the first event?  SMU F...
04/27/2020

Irving Trivia - Day 16 - Monday
Two part question - What year did Texas Stadium open and what was the first event? SMU Football Game, Dallas Cowboys Game, Billy Graham Crusade, or MacArthur High School Football Game?

Enter answer below by 11pm today. Daily questions through April 30. Weekly and grand prize drawings for correct answers. Thank you for Celebrating Irving: The City and The Man.

You need these Vintage Playing Cards. Fill you time with fun and games as you learn about Irving's history.The Heritage ...
04/26/2020

You need these Vintage Playing Cards. Fill you time with fun and games as you learn about Irving's history.

The Heritage Society put together a project of Vintage Playing Cards. A regular deck of cards with imagines from the Irving archives on them. Various people "sponsored" a card and added their personal comment in addition to some historical data. All proceeds will go to benefit the Irving Archives and Museum. $10 a deck and if you live in Irving, we will "porch drop" an order for you. Message us or call 972-252-3838.

We are not too proud to ask.....Do You "Like" Us??? Are you "following" us? We have 895 liking us and 927 following. We ...
04/26/2020
Irving Heritage Society

We are not too proud to ask.....Do You "Like" Us??? Are you "following" us?

We have 895 liking us and 927 following. We want to reach 1,000 by our board meeting (virtually) on Friday. It is just a "click" away. Do it now and invite your friends to do the same. We like meeting new people.

Due to the Covid-19 and withconcern for our community’s health, the Irving Heritage Society has cancelled all meetings and events scheduled for April and May, 2020. This includes all Celebrating Irving activities including Irving Trivia, the April 14 Honoring Mayors of Irving program, April and Ma...

Guy Deel, who painted the beautiful piece depicting the selling of the lots on Dec. 19, 1903, for the Irving Centennial ...
04/26/2020

Guy Deel, who painted the beautiful piece depicting the selling of the lots on Dec. 19, 1903, for the Irving Centennial was a very accomplished artist. From magazines, to book covers, to Disney projects, and a fantastic mural in the Gene Autry Museum in Calif. Covering 3 walls and depicting people from Spanish Missionaries to Clint Eastwood. We should all be proud of his connection to Irving, Texas. His sister Louise Gill was very active in the Irving Heritage Society for many years.

From Guy Deel's obituary page
Guy Deel: His novel art made West come alive

Guy Deel's brush depicted the cowboys, good guys and gunslingers of lead-slinging literature.

The artist who illustrated the covers of hundreds of Western novels died Dec. 13, 2005 at age 72 in Cambria, Calif., of complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Mr. Deel was born July 7, 1933, in Tuxedo, Texas about 50 miles north of Abilene TX. His grandparents were ranchers, and his father worked as a cowboy before the family moved to Irving in 1939.

Mr. Deel graduated from Irving High in 1950. At 17, he attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., on a scholarship.

Following art school, Mr. Deel served in the U.S. Army, where he designed recruiting posters at an Army installation on Governor's Island in New York Harbor. While in New York, he picked up freelance art assignments for magazines such as Redbook, The Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest.

When the magazine market began to dry up for illustrators, Mr. Deel turned to the book market. That's when he headed to California.

A prolific illustrator, Mr. Deel produced artwork for more than 250 book covers, most for western novels by authors such as Louis L'Amour, Elmer Kelton and Gary McCarthy. He also created covers for 15 Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
The illustrations were created as oil paintings that Mr. Deel allowed publishers to reproduce but not to keep.

Lynne Deel, Mr. Deel's wife, said that his fondness for depiction of the American West was part of his heritage.

"His whole family was sort of cowboy folks," Mrs. Deel said. "He always had an affinity for the West. He spent much of his youth on family farms and ranches."

Mrs. Deel said that Mr. Deel's hallmark was historical accuracy in his paintings.

"If the time period called for a specific gun, that was the gun. The horse's tack would be right for the period," Mrs. Deel said. "He was a very accurate historian."

In terms of scale, Mr. Deel's most epic work is a 130-foot mural painted for the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles. The "Spirits of the West" mural takes up three walls of one level of the museum and depicts the story of the American West.

Mr. Deel also worked in advertising and film. He received a silver medal award in 1963 from the Dallas-Fort Worth Art Directors Club for advertising illustrations he did for retailer Neiman-Marcus. In 1974, his documentary film Artists at Work was screened at the USA Film Festival in Dallas.

Mr. Deel later worked with Walt Disney artists on several animated productions. His credits include The Lion King, Pocahontas, and Fantasia 2000.

In 2001, Mr. Deel's old hometown of Irving commissioned him to re-create in a painting the 1903 land auction that was the birth of the city. The painting was unveiled at the city's centennial celebration.

Mrs. Deel said that her husband was no brooding artist. He was a happy man who enjoyed the life and vocation he chose.

"He never made a dime doing anything but painting," Mrs. Deel said. "He enjoyed life. He brought a lot of pleasure to a lot of people."

In addition to his wife, Mr. Deel is survived by a brother, James Deel of Houston; two sisters, Louise Gill and Bunis Marykwas, both of Irving; a son, Christopher Deel of Agora Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Kimberly Deel of Westlake, Calif.; and one grandson.

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303 South O'Connor Rd
Irving, TX
75060

General information

The Irving Heritage Society was founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the American Bicentennial Commission. Mr. and Mrs. Neill English and Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Bates, who directed the Commission, realized a permanent organization was needed to support a renewed interest in history, especially local history, and to maintain and preserve Heritage House. That same year, the Heritage Society was launched at the first vintage Valentine Tea on February 14.

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does anyone know if the annual arbor day celebration in heritage park has been canceled this year?
Pamela Slaughter and Mary Higbie are representing the Irving Heritage Society at the ShareTankIrving.
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