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September 2021

Lecture – Kathleen Brown: Apron History Ties Us Together

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

Lecture Description: Kathleen Brown will dive into the fascinating history of aprons with stories that tie Texas apron-wearers and seamstresses together. Speaker Bio: Vintage apron scholar as well as curator and founder of Apron Celebrations in North Richland Hills, Texas, Kathleen Brown has collected vintage aprons for over 30 years. Since 2006, she has been researching the history of aprons and sharing this information with historical societies and private and public communities.    

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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 CHC Fellow. Dr. Laura Cochrane is Associate Professor/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. Sponsored by the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.

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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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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

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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