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December 2018

Eggnog Open House

December 13, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Free Lecture: Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

Bed, Breakfast and Beyond, Memoirs of a Horse Wrangler and Other Great Rides... This month's guest speaker runs an interesting Bed and Breakfast called Fairwinds Farm and Stables in North East, MD...among many other things. She writes books, acts in famous movies and handles horses too. JoAnn Dawson is an animal wrangler for television and film, and has held principle acting roles in The Sixth Sense, 12 Monkeys, and Oprah Winfrey's Beloved, among several. She is the author of the…

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February 2019

Free Lecture: A Butler’s Life

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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A Butler's Life, Scene's From the Other Side of the Silver Salver... Ever wonder what it's like to be a butler? The McFaddin family regularly employed butlers on their full-time staff. Our guest speaker this month is Christopher Allen, a former "Mr. Jeeves" and his wife Kimberly Burton Allen who penned a memoir about her husband's life working in villas on the Cote dAzur and in California, on luxury yachts in England and estates in the Hamptons. Part tell-all and…

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March 2019

Free Lecture: The Tea Stylist Talk,

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

The Tea Stylist Talks... The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present this month's lecture by Linda Gaylard, author of The Tea Book. a handy guide that helps readers explore blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world. Linda is a Certified Tea Sommelier located in the city of Toronto, Canada. She graduated George Brown College where she studied an extensive program of courses, including sensory perception, tea and food pairing, tea regions, and tea history among other tea-focused subjects. She has certification by…

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April 2019

Free Lecture: Chuck Wagon Bromance

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Role of the Chuck Wagon: A Cowboy's Home Few imagines bring stronger visions of the Old West than the American chuck wagon. Known as a cowboy’s home on wheels, these traveling kitchens are not only full of good food but also of great adventure. Come hear the history of the chuck wagon and how it is very much alive today, as we proudly present Ronnie Sexton, president of the American Chuck Wagon Association.  

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Free Community Event: Spring Picnic – Cancelled

April 25 @ 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 @ 5:30 pm - May 2 @ 6:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

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 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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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 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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