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August 2017

Free Lecture: Hair, a History

August 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Hair History Lecture and Exhibit Long, short, braided, curled, or straightened; hairstyles make history. They can act as forms of social communication and offer insight into our private and public personas. The well-groomed McFaddin women went to great lengths to enhance their appearances, especially when it came to their hair. Museum intern Jennifer Kellum presents this exhibit and lecture which explores how women’s hair care, hairstyles, and hair adornments serve as reflections of people, places, and time.

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September 2017

Free Lecture: CANCELLED

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The museum has cancelled its September lecture, "Ghost Towns, Gas Stations, and a 20-Foot Cowboy," due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We will reschedule it for next year. The 2017 McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series resumes its regular programming on October 12th with Marcy Engleman and "The Mutter Museum of Medical Mysteries". Stay tuned...

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October 2017

Free Lecture: Disturbingly Informative

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The 2017 McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series takes a frighteningly interesting turn this Halloween season as it presents "Disturbingly Informative: A Museum of Medical Mysteries". Our guest is the educator of America's finest medical museum, the Mutter.  Together with Marcy Engleman we will explore the strange world of macabre collections, from Albert Einstein's brain to a corset skeleton called The Price of Beauty. This is a free event, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.…

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Fall Picnic 2017

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

Our Annual Fall Picnic is back with a purpose. The Golden Triangle has been through so much this year. Let's come together and celebrate the goodness and generosity of our community with food, music and fun. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, babies, and baskets for your own family picnic. We're rolling out the green carpet on the lawn just for you. This year's entertainment is the Kaiser Brothers. We'll have games for the kids and food trucks too. And don't forget…

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November 2017

Free Lecture: Guns of the Old West

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Old West is one of the most fascinating and romanticized eras in history. Guns of the time were as famous as the men who carried them. The McFaddin-Ward House is pleased to bring renowned firearms expert Jim Supica to round out its lecture series this year. Mr. Supica is Director of the National Rifle Association's museums in Fairfax Virginia. In his lecture, he will examine history's most famous firearms and explore the stories behind them. He’ll be showing guns…

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December 2017

McFaddin Christmas Photo Op 2017

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

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 will take the your picture…

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Eggnog Open House

December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

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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February 2018

Lecture Series 2018 Announced

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

McFaddin-Ward House Plans Stellar Series We've been busy planning this year's lecture series and finding top notch speakers from around the country. Prepare to be dazzled by experts in art, science, and literature. As always, dates and speakers are subject to change, but not likely. Check our Facebook page and this website each month for confirmation. Lecture Series 2018 Calendar February 8 - "Alien Worlds: The Search for Planets Around Other Stars" McDonald Observatory Astronomer Bill Cochran March 8 - "The…

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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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Free

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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Free

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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