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Irving Diversity and Inclusion

Posted on: March 8, 2022

IAM Hosts a Celebration of Women's History Month

Herstory: Notable Women in Irving's History

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Irving Archives and Museum (IAM) showcases stories that honor the contributions of women who broke molds and shattered glass ceilings.

Herstory: A Celebration of Women's History Month

Learn about five outstanding women who helped shape Irving's past and present. From building the first library to being the first women in an Irving Police uniform, they defied traditional female roles to leave their marks on this city. Presented by the City of Irving's Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Women's Voting Rights

"Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas" focuses on the decades-long fight for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, transnational networks, anti-suffrage sentiments, segregated suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Presented by Humanities Texas.

In addition, the Irving Archives and the Irving chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV) present a trove of artifacts from the advocacy and educational work to protect and expand voting rights at the local, state and national levels. The Irving chapter of LWV was founded in 1957 and became a certified LWV-US league in 1959. 

Local Artist

The IAM is honored to provide space for Phyllis Franklin’s exhibition “She.” This collection of photographs is Part 2 of her ongoing series about life in the Bear Creek community. This second installment features a teen youth group that was created with the intention to empower young women.

Museum Details

  • Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • No reservations required.
  • Tickets: $7 adults; $5 children and seniors; free for 3 and younger. Purchase tickets online.
  • Museum members enjoy free admission.

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