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Holiday Photo Shoot

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Annual Photo Shoot on Sunday, December 4th to have your holiday photo taken in front of our historic home! Photo reservation appointments will be available from noon – 3 p.m. Call 409-832-2134 to make a reservation. A limited number of appointments are available so make your reservations early! A …

Teacher Appreciation Event: Wine and Wassail at the MWH

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House Education Department invites educators, administrators, and homeschool practitioners for a special holiday preview of the elaborately decorated McFaddin-Ward House.   Our special guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a presentation of education resources, a special house tour with live entertainment, and a behind the scenes peek at our collection - …

McFaddin-Ward Holiday Open House | Homes for the Holidays

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for Holiday Cheer at the Annual McFaddin-Ward Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy the magnificent holiday decorations adorning the historic home with a walk-through tour of the first floor.  Carolers will greet you in the gardens, beautiful Christmas music will be played on the grand …

The Port of Beaumont: Inside the Port – Operations, Military Command Logistics, and History

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House is excited to host a panel presentation on the Port of Beaumont, which is the #1 strategic military port in the nation and recognized as the busiest military port in the world. The Port of Beaumont has a tonnage ranking in the top ten of the United States with over 600,000 square …

Architectural Ornamentation – How’d They Do That?

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Thomas Ashworth will share his experience, methods of creating historic plaster architectural ornamentation, and completed restoration projects. He will provide insight into the care of our local historic buildings.  An accompanying architectural exhibit will be staged in the McFaddin-Ward Carriage House. Thomas Ashworth has over 30 years of experience in the architectural ornamentation and interior …

Monuments: Creation of our National Symbols

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Ivan Schwartz, sculptor, painter, inventor, and founder of StudioEIS will share his story of creating bronze sculptures for some of the nation’s most noted historic sites. His works are located at Signer’s Hall at the National Constitution Center, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, New York Historical Library, and many presidential libraries including the …

Jewelry for America: History and Evolution of Jewelry in America from the 19th Century

The earliest jewelry worn in America was of a sentimental nature, related to love and marriage or to death and mourning. In the early nineteenth century, a domestic industry took root. Newark, New Jersey, became home to some 200 manufacturers, and the iconic firms of Gorham and Tiffany & Co. were established. On New York’s …