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February 2018

Lecture Series 2018 Announced

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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McFaddin-Ward House Plans Stellar Series We've been busy planning this year's lecture series and finding top notch speakers from around the country. Prepare to be dazzled by experts in art, science, and literature. As always, dates and speakers are subject to change, but not likely. Check our Facebook page and this website each month for confirmation. Lecture Series 2018 Calendar February 8 - "Alien Worlds: The Search for Planets Around Other Stars" McDonald Observatory Astronomer Bill Cochran March 8 - "The…

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May 2018

Free Lecture: Crystal Bridges Museum

May 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Building Crystal Bridges: Art, Architecture, Nature Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville Arkansas has most definitely evolved. What started as a conversation and a sketch on a napkin ended with the genius architecture of Moshe Safdie and a highly respected cultural institution. Founded by Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, the museum is an iconic example of American Art and Architecture. Curator Dylan Turk is our guest speaker. His ongoing work at Crystal Bridges focuses on the museum's collection…

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September 2018

Free Lecture – DNA Kits: Who’s Been Climbing Your Tree?

September 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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DNA: the New Way to Meet Your Relatives A hundred years ago when Ida Caldwell McFaddin researched her family's genealogy, she may have become frustrated. The methods were not easy at that time; she no doubt painstakingly poured through hundreds, if not thousands of family documents and government records to trace her family ties. How wonderful that times have changed! We have the internet AND over-the-counter DNA kits to help. Millions of people are racing to buy commercial DNA kits…

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January 2019

Free Lecture: Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Bed, Breakfast and Beyond, Memoirs of a Horse Wrangler and Other Great Rides... This month's guest speaker runs an interesting Bed and Breakfast called Fairwinds Farm and Stables in North East, MD...among many other things. She writes books, acts in famous movies and handles horses too. JoAnn Dawson is an animal wrangler for television and film, and has held principle acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey's Beloved, among several. She is the author of the…

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April 2019

Free Lecture: Chuck Wagon Bromance

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Role of the Chuck Wagon: A Cowboy's Home Few imagines bring stronger visions of the Old West than the American chuck wagon. Known as a cowboy’s home on wheels, these traveling kitchens are not only full of good food but also of great adventure. Come hear the history of the chuck wagon and how it is very much alive today, as we proudly present Ronnie Sexton, president of the American Chuck Wagon Association.  

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Free Community Event: Spring Picnic – Cancelled

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It's Spring Picnic Time! We will gather on the East Lawn of the McFaddin-Ward House for our annual community picnic. It's a springtime tradition! Bring lawn chairs, kids, blankets, games, food, libations, cheese, ice chests, crackers, baskets, and anything else you need to have a picnic. No dogs, please, unless she's a service animal. Live music by Luke Whitney. Food for sale by the 4-H Club. Face painting. Art tables. So much family fun!

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August 2019

Free Day Lecture: All Dolled Up

August 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Mamie's Paper Dolls You've been asking. We deliver.   A FREE LECTURE DURING THE DAY! And this is one you don't want to miss, especially if you have that special little someone at home this summer who loves to play dolls.   Not only do paper dolls show popular fashion, they transport us to simpler times of entertainment. Join us for a presentation and tour that will compare social trends to the fashions represented in paper dolls of the 1900’s.…

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Free Lecture: Scent and Subversion

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume Take a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume! From the colorful world of provocative scents comes the remarkable history of vintage perfumes. How were they marketed? What role did they play in our culture? Famed perfume authority and author Barbara Herman will be here to decode some myths and unravel the secrets. She even has her own perfume line at http://www.erisparfums.com/shop-books/scent-subversion-decoding-a-century-of-provocative-perfume. Please join us!  

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October 2019

Fall Picnic and Lawn Movie

October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Fall Picnic 2019 Making Up for Lost Time The McFaddin-Ward House is ironing out details for it's first community picnic in more than a year. "This year's Fall Picnic promises to be bigger and better than ever," says McFaddin-Ward House Director, Allen Lea. "We had to cancel events on the lawn last year because renovations on our front porch were under construction. The rains came in Spring this year, and unfortunately we had to call it off once again." The…

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December 2019

Your Photo, Our House

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Christmas Photo Opportunity Offered December 1, 2019 Make plans to have your holiday photo snapped on the grand staircase at the McFaddin-Ward House! Here's how: Anytime between 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., check in at the Visitor Center at 1906 Calder Ave. After your number is called, please wait near the front of the house and be completely ready for your photo. Guests are allowed two photos only Please do not use any cosmetics, hairspray, etc. in the house or on…

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Eggnog Open House

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Eggnog Open House December 12 Our house is open to the public from 5:00 to 7:00 for an evening of magical splendor. View our gorgeous historic mansion like you've never seen in before, in the evening decorated for Christmas. Please bring the children! We'll have cookies, eggnog and special holiday entertainment.

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January 2020

Free Lecture: Blown Away

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Netflix Blown Away Star comes to Museum   Get ready to be blown away. A contestant from a recent Netflix competitive reality series will be the next guest lecturer at the McFaddin-Ward House. Alexander Rosenberg is not your usual competitor, nor is Netflix's latest show Blown Away. The show features the country's best glass blowers, all vying for the top spot. Rosenberg is described as a "minimalist" artist whose talent in blowing glass is both natural and educated. He earned…

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