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Free Lectures: Two Fine Topics, Two Great Interns
August 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
McFaddin-Ward House Gets Two Summer Interns
The McFaddin-Ward House has been fortunate to hire two interns this summer instead of the customary one. We are proud our museum attracts a high caliber of students who want to start their careers in a reputable place. This year we saw a plethora of qualified applicants, and when the time came to hire one, our decision became clear: this year we would need to hire TWO!
In addition to observing McFaddin-Ward House staff in its day-to-day operations, our interns are required to focus their time and attention on one subject of their choosing and develop a presentation at the end of their stay. Intern Ashley Thornton has chosen rugs and John Brundrett is focusing on Digital Learning to interpret our history. They will present their findings at the Visitor Center on August 6 at 10:00 a.m. Please come and support these fine people.
Around the World in 80 Rugs
Join us at the McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center as we present a selection of rugs from the museum’s reserve collection. Hand-woven in Persia, these early twentieth-century rugs aimed to please the Western market by creating rich colors and skillful designs. Following the presentation, we will take an up-close look at rugs in the museum, as we explore the techniques and functions of rugs in societies across the globe.
Presented by Ashley Thornton, Texas A&M University
Digital Learning and a Step into the Past
The McFaddin family and the domestic employees who worked for them are important parts of the McFaddin-Ward House story. The museum is constantly enhancing this interpretation. Come and see our newest interactive interpretation of the family and then join us as we take a step back in time to Cecelia Smith’s apartment as it looked in 1984.
Presented by John Brundrett, Graduate Student , University of Houston