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February 2020

Free Lecture: Difficult Truths at Monticello

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello. This lecture features Monticello Museum's own Niya Bates who was instrumental in getting the story of Sally Hemings written into its chapters. Bates is the director of African American History at Monticello and director of the African American Oral History Project known as Getting Word. Ms. Bates will discuss the challenges she and others faced in getting…

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March 2020

Free Lecture: Story of the Buffalo Soldier

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers In World War I, more than 370,000 African-Americans served in the US Army. One man who symbolizes the story of African-Americans in the Great War, amidst the backdrop of racism and oppression in the United States, was Walter Potts. His is just one story. 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.  Come hear their…

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April 2020

Free Lecture: Royal Art of Poison

April 10 @ 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 The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul is a novel by Eleanor Herman. Ms. Herman is our guest lecturer this month. Join her as she combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe’s glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering natural illness, and, sometimes, murder. Don't miss it!

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