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Sea of Mud: Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto McFaddin Family at San Jacinto

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

Bill Wilson, descendant of William McFaddin, will share an interesting written account of the Battle of San Jacinto penned by William McFaddin and also provide a glimpse into the McFaddin family ties to this historic battle. Bill Wilson was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas and is a 6th generation Texan continuing the tradition of …

Music in the Gardens: Jazz & Juleps

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House invites the community to enjoy its beautiful grounds and live music with the free Music in the Gardens event! Jimmy Simmons & Friends are providing musical entertainment on the evening of Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 pm. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn blankets, chairs, drinks, and …

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 150 years, histories labeled the Karankawa peoples of the Texas Gulf Coast as extinct. Yet, over the past decade, numerous individuals and families stepped forward …

The Culture of America

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

Professional photographer Tom Pich and Barry Bergey, former Director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will present a visual journey into the rich diversity of cultures and artistic traditions that span the nation during "The Culture of America." Pich and Bergey will discuss their book “Folk Masters: A …

Magnolia Cemetery: 1847 to the Present – Where the History of Beaumont Lives

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 William McFaddin. Veterans, community leaders, and local characters are interred in the cemetery among an array of interesting stone monuments and markers. A guided cemetery …

Movies at the McFaddins Presents: Coco

McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin, Beaumont TX 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

⚠️IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT⚠️ Regrettably, we must cancel the movie night featuring ©Disney/Pixar’s Coco, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11th as the weather forecast, once again, predicts a high chance of rain. We hope to host more Movies at the McFaddins free movie night events during our Spring 2023 programming season. Stay tuned to our social media and …

Holiday Photo Shoot

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Annual Photo Shoot on Sunday, December 4th to have your holiday photo taken in front of our historic home! Photo reservation appointments will be available from noon – 3 p.m. Call 409-832-2134 to make a reservation. A limited number of appointments are available so make your reservations early! A …

Teacher Appreciation Event: Wine and Wassail at the MWH

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

The McFaddin-Ward House Education Department invites educators, administrators, and homeschool practitioners for a special holiday preview of the elaborately decorated McFaddin-Ward House.   Our special guests will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a presentation of education resources, a special house tour with live entertainment, and a behind the scenes peek at our collection - …

McFaddin-Ward Holiday Open House | Homes for the Holidays

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for Holiday Cheer at the Annual McFaddin-Ward Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy the magnificent holiday decorations adorning the historic home with a walk-through tour of the first floor.  Carolers will greet you in the gardens, beautiful Christmas music will be played on the grand …

Vision Board Workshop

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

You’re Invited to a Vision Board Workshop at the McFaddin-Ward House! Goal setting for a new year is an exciting ritual practiced by people around the world. A vision board is a tool to help people stay connected to their goals and aspirations throughout the year, and it helps the creator visualize their plan for …

Inside the Port of Beaumont: Operations, Military Command, and History

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

The McFaddin-Ward House is excited to host a panel presentation on the Port of Beaumont, which is the #1 strategic military port in the nation and recognized as the busiest military port in the world. The Port of Beaumont has a tonnage ranking in the top ten of the United States with over 600,000 square …