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The Revival of Extinct Native Cultures – The Karankawas

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

This lecture is presented by Lamar University's Center for History & Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast and hosted by the McFaddin-Ward House.   For the past …

The Culture of America

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Professional photographer, Tom Pich, and former Director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, Barry Bergey, discuss their book Folk Masters: A Portrait of America.  …

Magnolia Cemetery: Our History and Veterans

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The lecture panel consisting of Kelli Maness, Paul Prosperie, and Judy Linsley will share the history, current state, and interesting stories of the Magnolia Cemetery, created in the 1840s by …

Architectural Ornamentation – How’d They Do That?

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Thomas Ashworth will share his experience, methods of creating historic plaster architectural ornamentation, and completed restoration projects. He will provide insight into the care of our local historic buildings.  An …

Monuments: Creation of our National Symbols

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Ivan Schwartz, sculptor, painter, inventor, and founder of StudioEIS will share his story of creating bronze sculptures for some of the nation’s most noted historic sites. His works are located …