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July 2016
Free

JAMES EVANS SPEAKS ON PHOTOGRAPHING THE BIG BEND

July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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James Evans, Big Bend Photographer

James Evans, Big Bend photographer, comes to the McFaddin-Ward House sharing his wit, humor, and life's work capturing images of the formidable Big Bend, Texas. Evans fell in love with the Big Bend on a hiking trip 28 years ago, so he set up camp...permanently. He's been taking stunning pictures ever since, has authored two books, and finally got married this year. His work is featured regularly in Texas Monthly Magazine among other notable publications. His photographs hang in prestigious…

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August 2016
Free

Film Documentary – Artist Frank Reaugh

August 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Frank Reaugh film documentary

McFaddin-Ward House Features Film Documentary The McFaddin-Ward House takes its 2016 Lecture Series on the road this month with a film documentary about forgotten artist Frank Reaugh. Experts consider Reaugh (prounounced Ray) to be one of Western art's most prolific creators. He painted more than 7,000 pieces, yet when he died, most people had never heard of him. The Texas art scene has recently renewed its interest in Reaugh, largely due to a recent film documentary about his life and works.…

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September 2016
Free

Free Lecture: Tiffany Art Glass Expert to Speak at Museum

September 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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free lecture: Tiffany art glass

Tiffany Art Glass The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to bring a Tiffany Art Glass expert to its 2016 Lecture Series. Paul Doros authored a book called The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany describing some of the artist's most celebrated pieces. He will speak about Tiffany at an upcoming lecture on September 22 at the McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center. Who was Louis Comfort Tiffany? Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts. Artists…

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October 2016
Free

Free Lecture: The Essence of Tom Lea

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Adair Margo

Who is Tom Lea? Painter. Life Magazine War Artist. War correspondent. Author. Romantic. Friend. Texan Tom Lea lived a long, illustrious life to the age of 93.  Despite his accomplishments, Tom Lea was largely unknown outside Texas when he died on January 29, 2001. His work had taken him to every continent, but he always returned home to El Paso far from current fashions and art world trends. Tom Lea never sought the approval of a critic or the favor…

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Fall Picnic and Outdoor Movie

October 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Fall Picnic 2016

THE THEME IS HALLOWEEN FOR THE ANNUAL FALL PICNIC! STEP INSIDE THE FENCE to our Annual Fall Picnic and Outdoor Movie! EVERYONE is invited to this All-Community Affair. The theme is HALLOWEEN, so come dressed in your favorite costume and we'll trick or treat on the grounds. Bring candy to share, lawn chairs, blankets, tables, food, beverages, games, your kids, and we'll do this rest. (No doggies or cigarettes, though. Poo on the shoe is yucky, dog fights at our…

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November 2016
Free

Free Lecture: Great Houses of Havana

November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Inside Great Houses Hermes Mallea's book Take a tour inside Havana's Great Houses! American tourism was all but lost there until recently. With renewed diplomatic and economic ties to Cuba and increased plane flights to and from there, tourism is souring. Americans are getting a first look at some of the country's fabulous architecture. Through the Eyes of Hermes Mallea Hermes Mallea is an architect and author of the book Great Houses of Havana. He is…

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December 2016

McFaddin Christmas Photo Op

December 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Have Your Photo Taken on the Grand Staircase of Our Lovely Home           The McFaddin-Ward Family loved pictures! Now you can too at our Annual Christmas Photo Opp! The Who What When Guests are allowed two photos only Please wait near the front of the house and be completely ready for your photo when your number is called. Please do not use any cosmetics, hairspray, etc. in the house or on the porch. Our staff photographer…

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Eggnog Open House

December 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Eggnog Open House

The McFaddin-Ward House invites you to its festive Eggnog Open House. See our lovely home as we decorate holiday style, much like the family who lived here did. Themed china and silver set the tables, red bows adorn the grand staircase, hundreds of poinsettias accent the rooms. We are serving eggnog and refreshments in the Visitor Center. Holiday choirs and musicians will entertain the public. See the first floor of the McFaddin-Ward House like you've never seen it before.

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January 2017

They Pointed Them East First

January 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The history of driving cattle from Texas to faraway markets is well known and documented. Driving them EAST, however has been largely ignored. The practice began as early as 1779, and the trail from South Texas to New Orleans came right through the southern coastal region of the state! Could they have mingled with W.P.H. McFaddin's own heard? Join us as historian Paul Noack begins our 2017 Lecture Series with his talk entitled "Cowboys and Cattle Trails: South Texas to…

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February 2017
Free

The Museum Of Bad Art: Art Too Bad to Be Ignored

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Yes, there truly is a place where bad art is not only displayed, but celebrated! Join us as the director of the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts tells us all about her tongue-in-cheek museum where really bad art has found a home. For more information, go to their website at www.museumofbadart.com   Doors open at 6:00. Reception will follow.

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March 2017
Free

MWH Brings”Best Book” Writer Back Home

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to bring New York writer Jamie Brickhouse back home to Beaumont to speak for its 2017 Lecture Series. Mr. Brickhouse is the son of Earl and Jean Brickhouse, a prominent couple in Beaumont's past philanthropic circles and social society. His memoir, entitled Dangerous When Wet, details his life growing up with a flamboyant mother, coming out as a gay man, plunging into addiction, and finding redemption getting sober. He will present his lecture, "From Page…

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April 2017
Free

What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Handbags

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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FREE LECTURE Your handbag says as much about you at the expression on your face. Anita Davis loves purses.  Her ESSE Purse Museum is one of only three purse museums in the world. Ms. Davis believes a purse is not just a utilitarian bag, but an extension of  a woman’s personal space, her essence, and of the things that make her “her.” Hear more of Ms. Davis’ engaging philosophy of purses and the history of women who have carried them…

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