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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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April 2019

Free Lecture: Chuck Wagon Bromance

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

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 @ 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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Summer Yoga Bash

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - May 2 @ 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free Yoga on the Lawn The McFaddin-Ward House wants you to keep calm and say "OM" this summer. What better way than to yoga on our lawn? We're offering free classes starting May 2, 2019 and continuing on first Thursdays through August. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your mat, your water, and your friends for a good workout and a great time.

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May 2019

American West: The (True) History of Cowboys

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The (True) History of Cowboys We see them in movies and read about them in books, but who were the real cowboys of the American West? For answers, we bring you an expert. Proudly presenting Michael Grauer of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Please join us for a compelling evening as we learn the true history of cowboys. Michael Grauer is McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art .…

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