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March 2020

Free Lecture: Story of the Buffalo Soldier

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldier National Museum in Houston, Texas is dedicated to telling the incredible - and often difficult - story of African-Americans in the US Armed Forces. Amidst the backdrop of racism and oppression in the United States, these soldiers fought bravely alongside whites for Texas Independence, the Civil War, the Great War, WWII, and beyond. Come hear their stories and more at this month's lecture. For more information about the Buffalo Solider National…

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April 2020

Free Lecture: Royal Art of Poison

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The Royal Art of Poison Novelist Eleanor Herman joins our lecture series to give us historical scoop on by-gone royalty. Her book, The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul gives glittering, juicy accounts of what went on in some of Europe's most glamorous palaces. With her unique access to royal archives, she combines cutting-edge forensics to tell the true stories. Medical mysteries, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering natural illness, and, sometimes, murder.…

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May 2020

Free Lecture: Crap Taxidermy

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Crap Taxidermy A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong. We'll let the pictures do the talking. Don't miss this tongue-in-cheek yet informative lecture about the art of stuffing an animal.

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June 2020

Free Lecture: Historical Apothecary

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Historical Apothecary A look inside the make-up, powders, and tinctures of yesteryear.Who invented make-up? Why were women obsessed? Was it safe to put on the body? Come to our lecture to find out and learn more.

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July 2020

Free Lecture: A New Orleans Tour of Alcohol

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The History of the Cocktail New Orleans is famous for food and fun - a historic mecca for those who enjoy libations. Who invented these beverages of the Big Easy? How did they become so popular? Join us for a fun lecture evening with a  French Quarter drinks historian who gives us the low down.

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