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December 2020

Holiday Photo Shoot at MWH

December 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Annual Photo Shoot on Sunday, December 6th to have your holiday photo taken on the front porch of the museum. Photo reservation appointments will be available from noon - 3 p.m. A limited number of appointments are available so make your reservations early! A professional photographer will take three photos of you and your loved ones. Your photos will be emailed to you on Monday, Dec. 7th. To reserve your spot, call 409.832.1906. We…

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Museum Closed: Dec. 24th-26th

December 24, 2020 - December 26, 2020

Museum will be closed December 24th-26th for the holidays.

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Museum Closed: Dec. 31st – Jan. 2nd

December 31, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Museum will be closed December 31st - January 2nd for the holidays.

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September 2021

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

September 23, 2021 - January 1, 2022
McFaddin-Ward Carriage House, 1906 North Street
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present the exhibit Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, featuring aprons dating from the late 1930s to the present. This exhibit, on view from September 23, 2021 to January, 7, 2022 in the Carriage House, chronicles changing attitudes towards gender norms associated with domestic work and explores how this seemingly simple garment is connected to identify formation. Visitors to this exhibit can expect a place to share their own apron memories and learning activities…

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Lecture – Kathleen Brown: Apron History Ties Us Together

September 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

Lecture Description: Kathleen Brown will dive into the fascinating history of aprons with stories that tie Texas apron-wearers and seamstresses together. Speaker Bio: Vintage apron scholar as well as curator and founder of Apron Celebrations in North Richland Hills, Texas, Kathleen Brown has collected vintage aprons for over 30 years. Since 2006, she has been researching the history of aprons and sharing this information with historical societies and private and public communities.    

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October 2021

Museum Madness: Picnic on the Lawn

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The McFaddin-Ward House invites you to enjoy the historic beauty of Beaumont with our annual Picnic on the Lawn. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and your favorite food & drinks. We will have a food truck, live music, and lawn games. Admission is free. For more information, visit mcfaddin-ward.org or call 409.832.2134. This event is part of the Inaugural “Museum Madness Weekend,” October 22 – 24, 2021. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Children’s Museum, Beaumont Heritage Society, Edison Museum,…

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History Open House

October 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Calling all Southeast Texas social studies and history teachers, school administrators, and school board members! Join the McFaddin-Ward House (MWH) Thursday, October 28 for a History Open House. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes look at the MWH, as well as the current traveling exhibit, Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, which reevaluates the common apron’s historic, cultural, and artistic significance in society. Rayanna Hoeft, Director of Educational Programming, and Victoria Tamez, MWH Curator of Collections, will be on-site to receive…

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November 2021

Lecture – Dr. Laura Cochrane: The Art and Architecture of Temple Emanuel

November 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States

Join us for a presentation on Beaumont's Temple Emanuel by Dr. Laura Cochrane, 2020 Center for History and Culture Fellow. Dr. Laura Cochrane is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art History and Visual Arts at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. She teaches classes on medieval art, Renaissance art, Islamic art, book history, design history, and art history methodologies. Before receiving her PhD, Dr. Cochrane worked as a rare book librarian and archivist at Harvard University, the University of…

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Our House is Your House: Key Hunt

November 8, 2021 - November 11, 2021

Embrace your inner sleuth while exploring Beaumont & win awesome prizes! The McFaddin-Ward House is hosting its 2nd annual community-wide scavenger hunt, Our House is Your House: Key Hunt, November 8-11 with prizes awarded to the winners! 10 brass skeleton keys will be hidden at community locations in Beaumont. Clues will be posted throughout the second week of November. Each of the 10 key finders will receive an approximately $50 value prize when the discovered key is presented at the…

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Lecture – Joe Holley: Intriguing Texans Who Have Slipped Out of the History Books (Or Were Never There!)

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Joe Holley will delve into the stories of interesting Texans not well-known. Speaker Bio: Native Texan, Joe Holley, is a former editorial page editor and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and San Diego, as well as a staff writer for the Washington Post. A regular contributor to Texas Monthly Magazine, Holley joined the Houston Chronicle in 2009 writing the Native Texan column.  An award-winning author of several books including Hometown Texas, Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of…

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December 2021

Holiday Photo Shoot

December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Annual Photo Shoot on Sunday, December 5th to have your holiday photo taken in front of our historic home! Photo reservation appointments will be available from noon – 3 p.m. A limited number of appointments are available so make your reservations early! A professional photographer will take three photos of you and your loved ones. Your photos will be emailed to you the following week. To reserve your spot, call 409.832.2134. *In the event…

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Homes for the Holidays – McFaddin-Ward House Open House

December 12, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join us for Homes for the Holidays, a free holiday open house at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum on Sunday, December 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Enjoy refreshments and dulcimer music at the Visitor Center.  Then take a stroll to the McFaddin-Ward House where you can view the holiday decor on display on the first floor, with music filling the home.  A special visitor from the North Pole will also be joining us this year.  This event is part of a larger…

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