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Irving Archives and Museum Receives Texas Commission Award

Irving Archives and Museum (IAM), 801 W. Irving Blvd., recently received the Texas Historical Commission’s John L. Nau, III Award for Excellence in Museums for its exhibit “The Irving Story.” The award recognizes an individual or institution in the museum field for significant achievement in the areas of historical interpretation, museum education, conservation of collections or community involvement.

Since the IAM's opening in 2021, “The Irving Story” exhibition chronicles decades' worth of dedication by volunteers and city staff who recognize the importance of preserving the unique history of Irving. The exhibition includes artifacts, images and interactive displays featuring Irving’s story, from its frontier days through its development into a rapidly growing suburb, into the modern and diverse city it is today.


Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII
Visit the IAM to see this traveling exhibition that comes from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. "Fighting for the Right to Fight" begins with an overview of America in the 1920s when segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for African Americans.

IAM’s mission is to engage visitors in thought-provoking programs and dynamic exhibits that explore the history and evolving culture of its community and region. The museum excites visitors with its permanent exhibition on the history of Irving, as well as temporary exhibitions and its Smithsonian Spark!Lab where adults and children alike create, collaborate, explore, test, experiment and invent. The city’s archives also are housed at the museum, allowing the discovery of Irving’s history through access to documents, photographs, maps, films and more.

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