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The Irving Heritage Society was founded in 1978 as an outgrowth of the Bicentennial, to support a renewed interest in history, especially local history.
|Mission||The preservation and accumulation of Iocal history including sites, artifacts, genealogy data and any items pertaining to all periods of the Iocal historic past; and support of educational and civic enterprises concerned with history and cultural heritage. The corporation shall be non-political in character, open to all individuals in sympathy with is purpose, and is not organized for profit for itself, or to any firm, corporation, or person and is without stockholders, and is civic and educational in purpose in that all net assets of the corporation are irrevocably pledged at all times during the existence of the corporation to historical preservation as the corporation may determine.|
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.
Citations from the Texas Historical Commission, the Dallas County Historical Commission, the Irving Academy of Community Service, and the Texas African American Heritage Organization
"Best performance by civic or religious organization" in Irving in 1991
First and second place in the July 4th parades in 1988 and 1989
First place in the 1988 Christmas Parade
Best of Show - Irving Parks And Recreation in 1989
Special Award - Irving Arts Center Tree Decorating Competition Dec 1994
Dallas County Historical Commission - Old Red Award - 1994
Legacy Award by the La Cima - April 22, 2003 - Instrumental in pioneering and visionary achievement in the city, the Las Colinas Community and/or the La Cima Club.