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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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June 2018

Free Mind, Free Body, Free Yoga

June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free Yogo is Back! Yogo is back at our house this summer. The first class is June 7th and runs the first Thursday of each month through the summer and possibly beyond. Join us as we gather on the big lawn at the beautiful McFaddin-Ward House to free our minds, bodies, and spirits. Meet you at the front gate. Oh, and bring your mats and bring your friends. IT'S FREE!

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Free Lecture: SWAG

June 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Southern Women Aging Gracefully Author Comes to MWH Have you thought about what outfit and lipstick color you want to be buried in? If you had to give up undergarments or makeup, which one would it be? S.W.A.G. expert Melinda Rainey Thompson can answer these questions and more at our upcoming lecture. Her book called  S.W.A.G. is a collection of essays about the events in the lives of Southern women aging gracefully. Don’t miss an evening of cheese straws and…

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July 2018

2018 Summer Camp for Kids

July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
$20.00

Summer Camp is set for July 24, 25, and 26, 2018. Click here for more information and to register your kiddos TODAY! https://mcfaddin-ward.org/category/news/  

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August 2018

Free Lectures: Two Fine Topics, Two Great Interns

August 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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McFaddin-Ward House Gets Two Summer Interns The McFaddin-Ward House has been fortunate to hire two interns this summer instead of the customary one. We are proud our museum attracts a high caliber of students who want to start their careers in a reputable place. This year we saw a plethora of qualified applicants, and when the time came to hire one, our decision became clear: this year we would need to hire TWO! In addition to observing McFaddin-Ward House staff…

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Free Lecture: The Art of Quilts

August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Free

The National Quilt Museum The McFaddin-Ward House proudly brings quilts to center stage in this month's offering of our lecture series. The director of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY will be our guest speaker. The Nation Quilt Musuem works to advance the art of today's quilters by bringing it to new and expanding audiences worldwide. Our lectures are free and open to the public. They are also quite popular. Since seating is limited, we strongly suggest coming early. Doors open…

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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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December 2018

Christmas Photo Opp!

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Holiday Happenings at the House Christmas Photo Opportunity December 2 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…

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Eggnog Open House

December 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Eggnog Open House December 13 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 2019

Free Lecture: Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

January 10 @ 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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February 2019

Free Lecture: A Butler’s Life

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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A Butler's Life, Scene's From the Other Side of the Silver Salver... Ever wonder what it's like to be a butler? The McFaddin family regularly employed butlers on their full-time staff. Our guest speaker this month is Christopher Allen, a former "Mr. Jeeves" and his wife Kimberly Burton Allen who penned a memoir about her husband's life working in villas on the Cote dAzur and in California, on luxury yachts in England and estates in the Hamptons. Part tell-all and…

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March 2019

Free Lecture: The Tea Stylist Talk,

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The Tea Stylist Talks... The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present this month's lecture by Linda Gaylard, author of The Tea Book. a handy guide that helps readers explore blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world. Linda is a Certified Tea Sommelier located in the city of Toronto, Canada. She graduated George Brown College where she studied an extensive program of courses, including sensory perception, tea and food pairing, tea regions, and tea history among other tea-focused subjects. She has certification by…

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