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February 2018

Free Lecture – Alien Worlds: the Search for Planets Around Other Stars

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Are We Alone? University of Texas Astronomer William Cochran has been asking this question for most of his career. He searches for extrasolar planetary systems behind a telescope high atop the Davis Mountains at McDonald Observatory. What has he found? Come see his lecture at the McFaddin-Ward House and find out!

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March 2018

Free Lecture: Day Trippin’

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Go Day Trippin' With Chet Garner If you love travel, you won't want to miss this lecture. The Day Tripper, Chet Garner will be sharing his adventures right here in our lecture hall on March 8, 2018. Chet is the guest host of the hit PBS show "The Day Tripper" and writes a column by the same name for Texas Highways Magazine. AND he's a local boy! He's been all over Texas finding the best food, best tourist sites, best…

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April 2018

Free Lecture: Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20-Foot Cowboy

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

The Man Who Clicks Texas Always in search of the quaint, the curious, and the downright weird, Jack Knox is a freelance photographer who captures the heart of Texas. His book, "Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20-Foot Cowboy" is the culmination of eight years of traveling the back roads of more than 268,000 square miles of Texas. He'll be here to talk about his pictures and all that Texas has to offer through the lens of his camera. The…

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May 2018

Free Lecture: Crystal Bridges Museum

May 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

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 @ 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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