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May 2017

Register TODAY for Summer Camp 2017!

May 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$20

Thoroughly Modern McFaddins Our summer camp for kids is back this year July 25th-27th. This year’s theme centers around the "latest" technology available to the McFaddins after they moved into their home in 1906. Join us as we learn about the “modern” conveniences of cooking on a wood stove, riding a horse and buggy, keeping cool without air-conditioning, and more! The details: –Campers must be between the ages of 8 and 12. –Camp is Tuesday, July 25th, Wednesday, July 26th,…

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Yard Yoga – Mondays at the Museum

May 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

Start your month with a relaxing, free, hour-long yoga session with a Houston yogi! Nick Wolny brings a playful, energetic style to his yoga instruction in a class suited to all levels and bodies. Nick teaches at YogaOne Studios and RIDE Indoor Cycling in Houston and also instructs privately upon request. After your yoga session, sip one of Mamie's favorite drinks for summer while enjoying conversation with Nick. You could win a yoga-themed water bottle or a McFaddin-Ward Family Cookbook!

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Spring Picnic on the Lawn

May 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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It's our annual Spring Picnic at the McFaddin-Ward House! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, drinks and food. We'll provide the beautiful backdrop of our southern family home and gardens....plus a live band, food truck, face painting, arts, crafts, and fun. Children are so welcome, but unless it's a service animal, please leave the pets (and cigarettes) at at the front gate. See you there!      

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Collecting Texas

May 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Free

 Man Behind the Bryan Museum One man's hobby is another man's museum. Well, at least for energy industry mogul J.P. Bryan of Houston. For more than 40 years, Bryan and his wife Mary Jon collected a vast array of 70,000 objects from the Old West. Fine china, saddles, art, books, documents, artifacts from the Battle of San Jacinto. The collection traces the development of the American West across 2,500 years of civilization. After years accumulating more, the Bryans finally decided to…

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July 2017

Free Lecture: Separate But Equal Art

July 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Separate But Equal Art... Join us July 13th for a lecture on the history of artist co-ops in Houston in the 1930's. The city had a white group of artists who met and worked cohesively in their own space. African American artists formed one of their own. Randy Tibbitts presents this fascinating history of the two separate but parallel groups that shaped Houston art into what it is today. Randy Tibbits is a retired Rice University librarian and one of…

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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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Free

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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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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