Irving Archives and Museum

Irving Archives and Museum The place to learn about Irving’s story of development, the future Irving Archives and Museum will be a place to see how we got where we are and imagine how we can shape the future.

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Join us for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, Saturday, September 18, 2021! #museumdayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/muse...
08/16/2021
Irving Archives and Museum | History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places Smithsonian Magazine

Join us for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, Saturday, September 18, 2021! #museumday
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/irving-archives-and-museum/

The Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) excites visitors with an interactive, permanent exhibition on the city’s history, temporary exhibitions and a Smithsonian Spark!Lab where adults and children alike create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment, and invent. Also housed at IAM is the city’s ar...

Today is the last day to see "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build"! We're open 10 am until 4 pm. Don't miss your fi...
08/14/2021

Today is the last day to see "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build"! We're open 10 am until 4 pm. Don't miss your final chance to see this timely and informative exhibition!

Today is the last day to see "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build"! We're open 10 am until 4 pm. Don't miss your final chance to see this timely and informative exhibition!

08/12/2021
Please join IAM in recognizing COVID Awareness Day today and remembering all those we have lost.#yellowheart #yellowhear...
08/07/2021

Please join IAM in recognizing COVID Awareness Day today and remembering all those we have lost.
#yellowheart #yellowheartmemorial #notjustanumber

Please join IAM in recognizing COVID Awareness Day today and remembering all those we have lost.
#yellowheart #yellowheartmemorial #notjustanumber

EVENT POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS AT A LATER DATE. Join us at 11a.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 for an in-person co...
08/01/2021

EVENT POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS AT A LATER DATE. Join us at 11a.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 for an in-person conversation with Dr. Rick Halperin, Director of SMU's Human Rights Program. Dr. Halperin is a recognized international authority on the death penalty, genocide, slavery, human trafficking, torture and human rights. This thought-provoking lecture on human rights is in conjunction with our current exhibition A History of Walls: The Borders We Build.

Dr. Halperin has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA. He served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Human Rights Initiative, Capital Punishment Investigation and Education Services, Jefferson-Titus Refugee Foundation, Center for Survivors of Torture and the International Rescue Committee.

EVENT POSTPONED. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS AT A LATER DATE. Join us at 11a.m., Saturday, August 7, 2021 for an in-person conversation with Dr. Rick Halperin, Director of SMU's Human Rights Program. Dr. Halperin is a recognized international authority on the death penalty, genocide, slavery, human trafficking, torture and human rights. This thought-provoking lecture on human rights is in conjunction with our current exhibition A History of Walls: The Borders We Build.

Dr. Halperin has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA. He served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Human Rights Initiative, Capital Punishment Investigation and Education Services, Jefferson-Titus Refugee Foundation, Center for Survivors of Torture and the International Rescue Committee.

07/29/2021

Looking for something to do today? Come visit IAM between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and receive FREE admission! This promotion includes access to everything in the museum and will run through the end of August, in celebration of our summer program Story and a Spark!

Everyone has ideas – something they want to do, something they want to see – but what do you once you have one? We will ...
07/28/2021

Everyone has ideas – something they want to do, something they want to see – but what do you once you have one? We will explore our ideas and how to let them bloom at tomorrow’s Story and a Spark! at 10:00 a.m. Program and admission are both FREE, so bring the whole family!

Everyone has ideas – something they want to do, something they want to see – but what do you once you have one? We will explore our ideas and how to let them bloom at tomorrow’s Story and a Spark! at 10:00 a.m. Program and admission are both FREE, so bring the whole family!

Reminder about our virtual talk this afternoon! Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87369654183!
07/14/2021

Reminder about our virtual talk this afternoon! Join us on Zoom at
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87369654183!

Join us for a virtual talk! Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm. Smuggling is an old practice in the borderlands. Since the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1848, law enforcement from both the U.S. and Mexico have tried and often failed to police illicit trade across the border. This talk provides an overview of the history of smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border and how it has changed by looking at corridos (Mexican folk songs) to understand local attitudes about smuggling. In examining laws, local attitudes, and attempts by U.S. Customs and other police forces to stop contraband on the border – everything from smuggling cloth for tax evasion to trafficking tequila and drugs for profit – we unveil a hidden history of smuggling across the Rio Grande.

George T. Díaz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches U.S. History, Borderlands, and Mexican American History. His award-winning book, Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande (University of Texas Press, 2015), is a social history of smuggling in the borderlands. Díaz is co-editor of the collection Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America (University of Texas Press, 2020). Dr. Díaz’s research is informed by investigations in Mexican and U.S. archives as well as a lifetime of living on the border.

Learn more about corridos here: https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=956FF973-AC7E-29CB-7B98279EE0EDA931

Send an email to: [email protected] to request the Zoom link.

Exciting news! In celebration of our newest program, Story and a Spark!, we are announcing FREE admission every Thursday...
07/13/2021

Exciting news! In celebration of our newest program, Story and a Spark!, we are announcing FREE admission every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. through the end of August! Make plans now to visit!

Exciting news! In celebration of our newest program, Story and a Spark!, we are announcing FREE admission every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. through the end of August! Make plans now to visit!

Reminder! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual talk. It is sure to be interesting.
07/09/2021

Reminder! Mark your calendars for our upcoming virtual talk. It is sure to be interesting.

Join us for a virtual talk! Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm. Smuggling is an old practice in the borderlands. Since the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1848, law enforcement from both the U.S. and Mexico have tried and often failed to police illicit trade across the border. This talk provides an overview of the history of smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border and how it has changed by looking at corridos (Mexican folk songs) to understand local attitudes about smuggling. In examining laws, local attitudes, and attempts by U.S. Customs and other police forces to stop contraband on the border – everything from smuggling cloth for tax evasion to trafficking tequila and drugs for profit – we unveil a hidden history of smuggling across the Rio Grande.

George T. Díaz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches U.S. History, Borderlands, and Mexican American History. His award-winning book, Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande (University of Texas Press, 2015), is a social history of smuggling in the borderlands. Díaz is co-editor of the collection Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America (University of Texas Press, 2020). Dr. Díaz’s research is informed by investigations in Mexican and U.S. archives as well as a lifetime of living on the border.

Learn more about corridos here: https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=956FF973-AC7E-29CB-7B98279EE0EDA931

Send an email to: [email protected] to request the Zoom link.

You don't want the kids to miss Story and a Spark! tomorrow at 10 a.m.! We have lots of fun and learning planned! Here's...
07/07/2021

You don't want the kids to miss Story and a Spark! tomorrow at 10 a.m.! We have lots of fun and learning planned! Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit

Admission includes Spark!Lab and activity and full access to the museum.

Join us for a virtual talk! Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm. Smuggling is an old practice in the borderlands. Since the...
07/01/2021

Join us for a virtual talk! Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm. Smuggling is an old practice in the borderlands. Since the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1848, law enforcement from both the U.S. and Mexico have tried and often failed to police illicit trade across the border. This talk provides an overview of the history of smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border and how it has changed by looking at corridos (Mexican folk songs) to understand local attitudes about smuggling. In examining laws, local attitudes, and attempts by U.S. Customs and other police forces to stop contraband on the border – everything from smuggling cloth for tax evasion to trafficking tequila and drugs for profit – we unveil a hidden history of smuggling across the Rio Grande.

George T. Díaz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches U.S. History, Borderlands, and Mexican American History. His award-winning book, Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande (University of Texas Press, 2015), is a social history of smuggling in the borderlands. Díaz is co-editor of the collection Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America (University of Texas Press, 2020). Dr. Díaz’s research is informed by investigations in Mexican and U.S. archives as well as a lifetime of living on the border.

Learn more about corridos here: https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=956FF973-AC7E-29CB-7B98279EE0EDA931

Send an email to: [email protected] to request the Zoom link.

Join us for a virtual talk! Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 2 pm. Smuggling is an old practice in the borderlands. Since the creation of the U.S.-Mexico border in 1848, law enforcement from both the U.S. and Mexico have tried and often failed to police illicit trade across the border. This talk provides an overview of the history of smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border and how it has changed by looking at corridos (Mexican folk songs) to understand local attitudes about smuggling. In examining laws, local attitudes, and attempts by U.S. Customs and other police forces to stop contraband on the border – everything from smuggling cloth for tax evasion to trafficking tequila and drugs for profit – we unveil a hidden history of smuggling across the Rio Grande.

George T. Díaz is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches U.S. History, Borderlands, and Mexican American History. His award-winning book, Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande (University of Texas Press, 2015), is a social history of smuggling in the borderlands. Díaz is co-editor of the collection Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America (University of Texas Press, 2020). Dr. Díaz’s research is informed by investigations in Mexican and U.S. archives as well as a lifetime of living on the border.

Learn more about corridos here: https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=956FF973-AC7E-29CB-7B98279EE0EDA931

Send an email to: [email protected] to request the Zoom link.

NEW AT SPARK!LAB! Do you know a young inventor? They will want to join us in the Spark!Lab every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.,...
06/24/2021

NEW AT SPARK!LAB! Do you know a young inventor? They will want to join us in the Spark!Lab every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., beginning July 8, 2021, for a story and a hands-on project! We’re featuring books that spark curiosity and wonder, followed by an inspiring project. Recommended for ages 6-10. Program is free with museum admission ($5 for kids).
Purchase tickets in advance here: https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit

NEW AT SPARK!LAB! Do you know a young inventor? They will want to join us in the Spark!Lab every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., beginning July 8, 2021, for a story and a hands-on project! We’re featuring books that spark curiosity and wonder, followed by an inspiring project. Recommended for ages 6-10. Program is free with museum admission ($5 for kids).
Purchase tickets in advance here: https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit

Looking for something fun and enriching to do with the kids this summer? Let their imagination soar at Spark!Lab! Come e...
06/22/2021

Looking for something fun and enriching to do with the kids this summer? Let their imagination soar at Spark!Lab! Come experiment with our latest additions to expand your STEAM learning!
Get your tickets here: https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit

Join us Saturday, June 19, 2021, as photographer Phyllis Caraway Franklin’s exhibition “I’m Every Woman” opens at IAM. H...
06/11/2021

Join us Saturday, June 19, 2021, as photographer Phyllis Caraway Franklin’s exhibition “I’m Every Woman” opens at IAM. Her photographs celebrate the trailblazing women from Bear Creek, and express the culture and diversity of the community.
Museum admission free all day! Museum hours: 10am to 4pm.
#Juneteenth

Join us Saturday, June 19, 2021, as photographer Phyllis Caraway Franklin’s exhibition “I’m Every Woman” opens at IAM. Her photographs celebrate the trailblazing women from Bear Creek, and express the culture and diversity of the community.
Museum admission free all day! Museum hours: 10am to 4pm.
#Juneteenth

Announcing our newest temporary exhibition, "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build." https://www.irvingarchivesandmus...
06/10/2021

Announcing our newest temporary exhibition, "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build." https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/a-history-of-walls Don't miss your chance to see this timely and highly informative exhibition! On view through August 14, 2021.

Announcing our newest temporary exhibition, "A History of Walls: The Borders We Build." https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/a-history-of-walls Don't miss your chance to see this timely and highly informative exhibition! On view through August 14, 2021.

Looking for way to say "I'm Vaccinated" when you're out in public? Say it with one of these enamel pins from the Museum ...
05/27/2021

Looking for way to say "I'm Vaccinated" when you're out in public? Say it with one of these enamel pins from the Museum Store! Only $6.95! Supplies are limited. Stop by and pick yours up today!

Looking for way to say "I'm Vaccinated" when you're out in public? Say it with one of these enamel pins from the Museum Store! Only $6.95! Supplies are limited. Stop by and pick yours up today!

05/25/2021

>>>Mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 2 pm for a talk by Dr. Robert D. Hicks entitled, "Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia."

What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing more than 12,000 in just six weeks and 16,000 in two months? During fall 1918, in the last months of World War I, Philadelphia hosted the largest parade in its history. Within days, influenza casualties overwhelmed hospitals. In this illustrated presentation, Dr. Robert D. Hicks discusses the pandemic as a social catastrophe and considers its memorialization today.

Join the talk on: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89914963541

After World War I, handmade poppies were sold to raise money for disabled veterans and have become a symbol of remembran...
05/20/2021
Remembrance Poppies Maker Activity

After World War I, handmade poppies were sold to raise money for disabled veterans and have become a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives in the war. With Memorial day coming soon, why not try making a poppy pin to wear? This tutorial will show you how. https://youtu.be/DF5WCk3LKPg Enjoy!

Time is running out to see the WW1 America exhibition at IAM. Book your tour today! https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit

In Flanders Fields is a wartime poem written by officer John McCrae in 1915. Inspired by the battlefield death and burial of a friend on the front in Belgium...

05/18/2021

In honor of #InternationalMuseumDay, we have several BIG announcements!
Beginning May 29, 2021, Irving Archives and Museum will fully reopen! Our new hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
In celebration of our full reopening, we will be open both Saturday, May 29 AND Sunday May 30, 2021 with FREE admission for everyone all weekend!
The World War 1 America temporary exhibition has been extended through May 30, 2021. You do not want to miss your chance to view this amazing exhibition!

For more information, and to plan your visit, check out our website at: https://www.irvingarchivesandmuseum.com/plan-your-visit.

#IMD2021

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Irving, TX
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Friday 10am - 4pm
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