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Spark!Lab, Temporary Exhibition to Open at Irving Archives and Museum Dec. 19


Irving, Texas. December 10, 2019

Construction on the Irving Archives and Museum is currently underway, but a soft opening for the Smithsonian Spark!Lab and a temporary exhibition is planned for Dec. 19.

Residents can view a sneak peek of the museum as it helps celebrate Irving’s 116th birthday. The event kicks off from noon to 2 p.m. with an opportunity to view the Smithsonian Spark!Lab, a temporary exhibition titled “Pools, Patios, and the Invention of the American Backyard,” and the museum’s Community Space.

The event will include free cupcakes, and a food truck will be on hand with cuisine available for purchase. The celebration continues at 7 p.m. with remarks from Irving Councilman Oscar Ward and birthday cake.

The museum is expected to formally open in February 2020. For more information, including updates on the museum’s grand opening, visit

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