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April 2019

Free Community Event: Spring Picnic – Cancelled

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It's Spring Picnic Time! We will gather on the East Lawn of the McFaddin-Ward House for our annual community picnic. It's a springtime tradition! Bring lawn chairs, kids, blankets, games, food, libations, cheese, ice chests, crackers, baskets, and anything else you need to have a picnic. No dogs, please, unless she's a service animal. Live music by Luke Whitney. Food for sale by the 4-H Club. Face painting. Art tables. So much family fun!

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Summer Yoga Bash

April 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free Yoga on the Lawn The McFaddin-Ward House wants you to keep calm and say "OM" this summer. What better way than to yoga on our lawn? We're offering free classes starting May 2, 2019 and continuing on first Thursdays through August. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your mat, your water, and your friends for a good workout and a great time.

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May 2019

American West: The (True) History of Cowboys

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

The (True) History of Cowboys We see them in movies and read about them in books, but who were the real cowboys of the American West? For answers, we bring you an expert. Proudly presenting Michael Grauer of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Please join us for a compelling evening as we learn the true history of cowboys. Michael Grauer is McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art .…

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June 2019

Free Lecture: Sell, Keep, or Toss?

June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Sell, Keep, or Toss?: How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property What do you do with a house full of stuff? Should  you keep it, toss it, or sell it? This month's lecture brings you answers from the man who knows! Collectibles expert and professional appraiser Harry Rinker helps to simplify the complicated personal, familial, and financial decisions. In his lecture, he'll be giving valuable advice such as: • Passing treasured mementos to future generations…

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July 2019

2019 Summer Camp for Kids

July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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$25.00

"A Day in the Life" Summer Camp Summer Camp is set for July 23 - 25, 2019. Click here for more information! https://mcfaddin-ward.org/category/news/  

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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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