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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
Free

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

Free Lecture: The Garlic Papers

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

The Garlic Papers: A Small Garlic Farm in the Age of Global Vampires What happens when a small garlic farm in New Mexico goes against  corporate giants in the Chinese garlic industry? Author Stanley Crawford has written a true David versus Goliath story as he chronicles his battles with the U.S. Department of Commerce and lawyers representing the largest importer of Chinese garlic. The unusual case even caught the attention of Netflix which aired a documentary called “Garlic Breath.” Meet…

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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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Free

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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Free

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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February 2020

Free Lecture: Difficult Truths at Monticello

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello. This lecture features Monticello Museum's own Niya Bates who was instrumental in getting the story of Sally Hemings written into its chapters. Bates is the director of African American History at Monticello and director of the African American Oral History Project known as Getting Word. Ms. Bates will discuss the challenges she and others faced in getting…

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March 2020

Free Lecture: Story of the Buffalo Soldier

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldier National Museum in Houston, Texas is dedicated to telling the incredible - and often difficult - story of African-Americans in the US Armed Forces. Amidst the backdrop of racism and oppression in the United States, these soldiers fought bravely alongside whites for Texas Independence, the Civil War, the Great War, WWII, and beyond. Come hear their stories and more at this month's lecture. For more information about the Buffalo Solider National…

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April 2020

Mahj at the Museum – TO BE DETERMINED

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Mahj at the Museum Due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus situation, the Mahj game in April may be postponed. For now, we are taking it day by day. Please stay tuned... Let the Games Begin... Our docents love Mah Jongg and you will too! You are invited to join them the first Monday of every month for rousing games of Mah Jongg. Everyone’s invited to play. Bring your Mah Jongg cards, Mah Jongg sets, and table coverings. We’ll provide…

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Free Lecture: Royal Art of Poison – POSTPONED

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The Royal Art of Poison This lecture has been postponed UNTIL June 11th.  Novelist Eleanor Herman joins our lecture series to give us historical scoop on by-gone royalty. Her book, The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul gives glittering, juicy accounts of what went on in some of Europe's most glamorous palaces. With her unique access to royal archives, she combines cutting-edge forensics to tell the true stories. Medical mysteries, poisonous cosmetics,…

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May 2020

Free Lecture: Crap Taxidermy POSTPONED

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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This lecture has been postponed until Fall 2020. Date TBD. Crap Taxidermy A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong. We'll let the pictures do the talking. Don't miss this tongue-in-cheek yet informative lecture about the art of stuffing an animal.

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