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October 2021

Museum Madness: Picnic on the Lawn

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The McFaddin-Ward House invites you to enjoy the historic beauty of Beaumont with our annual Picnic on the Lawn. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and your favorite food & drinks. We will have a food truck, live music, and lawn games. Admission is free. For more information, visit mcfaddin-ward.org or call 409.832.2134. This event is part of the Inaugural “Museum Madness Weekend,” October 22 – 24, 2021. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Children’s Museum, Beaumont Heritage Society, Edison Museum,…

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History Happy Hour for Teachers

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Calling all SETX social studies/history teachers and school board members! Join the McFaddin-Ward House (MWH) Thursday, October 28 for a happy hour to mingle with other local educators. Guests will be able to tour the first floor of the MWH with the curator on-site to answer questions. Attendees will also receive education literature pertaining to our current exhibit, Apron Strings: Ties to the Past. Light snacks and beverages will be provided as well as live music. At 6 p.m., there will be…

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November 2021

Lecture – Dr. Laura Cochrane: The Art and Architecture of Temple Emanuel

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

Join us for a presentation on Beaumont's Temple Emanuel by Dr. Laura Cochrane, 2020 Center for History and Culture Fellow. Dr. Laura Cochrane is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art History and Visual Arts at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She teaches classes on medieval art, Renaissance art, Islamic art, book history, design history, and art history methodologies. Before receiving her PhD, Dr. Cochrane worked as a rare book librarian and archivist at Harvard University, the University of…

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Our House is Your House: Key Hunt

November 8 - November 11

The McFaddin-Ward House is back with its 2nd annual community-wide scavenger hunt, Our House is Your House: Key Hunt! Brass skeleton keys will be hidden throughout community locations in Southeast Texas. Clues will be posted on the McFaddin-Ward House's social media. Find a key and win a prize. For more information, visit mcfaddin-ward.org.

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Lecture – Joe Holley: Intriguing Texans Who Have Slipped Out of the History Books (Or Were Never There!)

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Joe Holley will delve into the stories of interesting Texans not well-known. Speaker Bio: Native Texan, Joe Holley, is a former editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and San Diego, as well as a staff writer for the Washington Post. A regular contributor to Texas Monthly Magazine, Holley joined the Houston Chronicle in 2009 writing the Native Texan column.  An award-winning author of several books including Hometown Texas, Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of…

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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, Randy 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 Lemon offers help to those with and…

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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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