The McFaddin-Ward House, the region’s premier historic house museum, is excited to serve with local teachers and administrators as a partner in education. Educators are encouraged to bring history to life by connecting the experiences of the McFaddin family and those who worked at 1906 McFaddin Avenue to greater historical concepts.
With TEKS-aligned presentations for various age groups, McFaddin-Ward House education programs offer unique opportunities to learn either on-site at the historic house or in the classroom.
- Customizable tours of the historic McFaddin-Ward House, Carriage House and gardens feature TEKS-aligned field trips with hands-on object-based learning opportunities connecting to various disciplines.
- The McFaddin-Ward House and the John J. French House (a Beaumont Heritage Society property) can partner to offer a “100 Years of History” field trip perfect for students studying Texas or American History in grades 4, 7, and 11.
- All field trips include both pre/post activities and lessons to reinforce the connection to greater historical concepts.
- Transportation grants may be available for on-site visits.
Digital and Classroom Outreach
- When on-site field trips are not feasible, bring the McFaddin-Ward House to the classroom virtually with a museum educator leading a discussion exploring local/community history and the stories of the McFaddin-Ward House.
- Virtual outreach opportunities complete with object-based learning activities, primary source analysis and historical skill building activities are available.
- Classroom learning kits, sometimes referred to as “Museum in a Box”, are available to explore history in the classroom.
- These outreach materials can also be provided for the teacher to present a self-lead program.
In addition to the above, we welcome the opportunity to work with teachers and administrators to create educational programming specific to their needs. To inquire about or schedule a McFaddin-Ward House field trip or virtual program, or to receive lesson plans and teaching materials, please contact:
Director of Educational Programming
McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Learn about the McFaddin-Ward House and the family who lived here with the help of fun resources below.