2. Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
Located in the west of Irving, Bear Creek is the oldest African-American community in the Dallas County area.
The Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center is made up of three different museums that aim to educate visitors on the community here and their history, from the time of the end of slavery until the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
The center is named after Jackie Mae Howard who was a prominent member of the Bear Creek community and who served on the Irving City Council for 18 years.