The words were few but the smiles on their faces and the sparkle in their eyes spoke volumes as the North Texas Deaf Seniors group toured the Irving’s heritage district in September. 

Organized by the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the Irving Heritage Society, the guests visited the Caster Cabin and the depot at Heritage Park and then strolled down the street to the Heritage House, stopping to read the historical marker in front of the Dr. John Haley house on Third Street. 

Don Williams of the Chamber welcomed the visitors in sign language and a couple of the volunteers, including some Singley Academy students, offered a word or two in sign but everyone was relieved to have sign interrupters along to translate the rest of the descriptions.

After lunch at Joe’s Coffee Shop, the group toured Genghis Khan: The Exhibition at the Irving Arts Center.  They concluded their very busy day with a visit to the Mustangs of Las Colinas and the museum with warm expressions of appreciation for the beautiful artwork .  Everyone left the daylong activities with several new friendships. 

The Heritage House is open for public tours on the first Sunday of the month, March – December from 3pm-5pm.  For more information on group tours at alternate times, call 972-252-3838.

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