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September 2021

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

September 23, 2021 - January 7, 2022
McFaddin-Ward Carriage House, 1906 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present the exhibit Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, featuring aprons dating from the late 1930s to the present. This exhibit, on view from September 23, 2021 to January, 7, 2022 in the Carriage House, chronicles changing attitudes towards gender norms associated with domestic work and explores how this seemingly simple garment is connected to identify formation. Visitors to this exhibit can expect a place to share their own apron memories and learning activities…

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December 2021

Holiday Photo Shoot

December 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Annual Photo Shoot on Sunday, December 5th to have your holiday photo taken in front of our historic home! Photo reservation appointments will be available from noon – 3 p.m. A limited number of appointments are available so make your reservations early! A professional photographer will take three photos of you and your loved ones. Your photos will be emailed to you the following week. To reserve your spot, call 409.832.2134. *In the event…

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Homes for the Holidays – McFaddin-Ward House Open House

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join us for Homes for the Holidays, a free holiday open house at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum on Sunday, December 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments and dulcimer music at the Visitor Center.  Then take a stroll to the McFaddin-Ward House where you can view the holiday decor on display on the first floor, with music filling the home.  A special visitor from the North Pole will also be joining us this year.  This event is part of a larger…

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January 2022

Lecture – Randy Lemmon: Gardening in Southeast Texas

January 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

Lecture Description: Randy Lemmon will discuss regional gardening practices. Speaker Bio: Randy is well known in our area through his Garden Line program on KTRH radio in Houston. For over 25 years and with 1.4 million listeners, he has guided Southeast Texans on the best gardening practices for our area. Author of popular gardening books such as Gulf Coast Gardening, Golfer’s Guide to Gardening, and New Decade Gardening: A Gulf Coast Guide, Randy offers help to those with and without…

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February 2022

Lecture – Jennifer Thalheimer: Quest of Beauty – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art

February 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Jennifer Thalheimer will examine Louis Comfort Tiffany's astonishingly diverse work in the decorative arts over the course of his lifetime through the remarkable collection of the Morse Museum. Speaker Bio: Jennifer Thalheimer is Curator and Collection Manager at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The Morse Museum is best known as  home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of material owned, collected and created by Louis C. Tiffany. Thalheimer has been interpreting…

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March 2022

Lecture – Harry Rinker: Life is a Treasure Hunt – How to Find, Evaluate & Manage Items in your Collection

March 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Harry Rinker will demonstrate how to find, evaluate, and manage items in one's collection. Speaker Bio: Harry L. Rinker is the owner of Harry L. Rinker LLC,  which provides appraisal, consulting, editorial and educational services in the antiques and collectibles field. His research articles and special feature columns have appeared in AntiqueWeek, Collectors News, The Magazine Antiques, and numerous other periodicals and newspapers. Rinker hosted Collector Inspector on HGTV, and also appeared in several other HGTV specials. His…

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Music in the Gardens

March 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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April 2022

Lecture – Jessica DuPuy: Viva Texas Vino & History of Texas Foods

April 14, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Jessica DuPuy will provide a look at the Texas wine industry and the historic background of some of our favorite Texas foods. Speaker Bio: Based in Austin, Texas, Jessica DuPuy is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. She is a regular contributor for Texas Monthly Magazine and Forbes. Her work has also appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, National Geographic Traveler, and Fodor’s travel publications. DuPuy is a Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits, and a Level…

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May 2022

Music in the Gardens

May 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture – Ken Farmer: What Do I Do With That? Conserving Your Treasures and What Not to Do.

May 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture Description: Ken Farmer will share stories from his time with the Antiques Roadshow and discuss how to treat items. Speaker Bio: A lifelong resident of Virginia, Ken Farmer has been an avid student and collector of Americana and Southern material culture since 1974. Farmer operated two auction houses until 2015, and is an established advisor, appraiser, and auctioneer in all categories of fine and decorative art. He has appeared on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow since its inception in…

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June 2022

Music in the Gardens

June 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Movies by the Decade

June 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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