Irving Museums


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Irving Archives

Jackie Townsell
Bear Creek
Heritage Museum

The Mustangs
of Las Colinas

Ruth Paine
House Museum

The archives collects and preserves the history of Irving, its residents, and its predecessor communities, making this information available to all individuals who have an interest in it. One of the finest repositories of African-American culture and heritage in the state, this facility was created to honor the history of the area settled in 1850 by freed slaves. One of the largest equestrian sculptures in the world. Adjacent to the sculpture, is the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. President John F. Kennedy was killed by a bullet from a sniper’s rifle on
Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas.
On that day, what
seemed to be another ordinary day began at a small home in Irving, Texas. By that afternoon the shocking events of the day would inexorably change the lives of those in the home.