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February 2022

Lecture – Jennifer Thalheimer: Quest of Beauty – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Lecture Description: Jennifer Thalheimer will examine Louis Comfort Tiffany's astonishingly diverse work in the decorative arts over the course of his lifetime through the remarkable collection of the Morse Museum. Speaker Bio: Jennifer Thalheimer is Curator and Collection Manager at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida. The Morse Museum is best known as  home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of material owned, collected and created by Louis C. Tiffany. Thalheimer has been interpreting…

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Annual Rose Pruning

February 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join the McFaddin-Ward House for a rose pruning demonstration on Monday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. in the MWH rose garden. MWH Facilities Manager, Felix McFarland, and Mary Ann Kirkpatrick, affiliated with the Golden Triangle Rose Society, will share rose pruning techniques. Afterwards, free cuttings from the McFaddin-Ward House rose garden will be available for those attending.

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March 2022

Lecture – Harry Rinker: Life is a Treasure Hunt – How to Find, Evaluate & Manage Items in your Collection

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join the McFaddin-Ward House (MWH) for “Life is a Treasure Hunt – How to Find, Evaluate & Manage Items in Your Collection,” a lecture by Harry Rinker. The lecture will be held Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the MWH Visitor Center Lecture Hall, located at 1906 Calder Avenue, in Beaumont. An appraisal clinic will be held at the Visitor Center on Friday, March 11 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. by appointment only. Participants must have…

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Harry Rinker: Verbal Appraisal Clinic

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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A free verbal appraisal clinic, led by antiques expert Harry Rinker, will be held at the McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center on Friday, March 11 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. by appointment only. Harry L. Rinker is the owner of Harry L. Rinker LLC, which provides appraisal, consulting, editorial and educational services in the antiques and collectibles field. His research articles and special feature columns have appeared in AntiqueWeek, Collectors News, The Magazine Antiques, and numerous other periodicals…

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Music in the Gardens: Bubbles & Brass

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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The McFaddin-Ward House invites the community to enjoy its beautiful grounds while enjoying live music with its free springtime Music in the Garden series! Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, drinks, and food as they gather on the historic home’s lawn to listen to varying tunes. Guests are also encouraged to bring a bottle of bubbly or their favorite beverage to sip on. The first of the series, “Bubbles & Brass,” will be Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m.…

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April 2022

Lecture – Jessica Dupuy: Viva Texas Vino & History of Texas Foods

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Calling all wine & food lovers!  Guest speaker Jessica Dupuy will provide a look at the Texas wine industry and the historic background of some of our favorite Texas foods. Enjoy a taste of Texas before the lecture at 6 p.m.  Based in Austin, Texas, Jessica Dupuy is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. She is a regular contributor for Texas Monthly magazine and forbes.com. Her work has also appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Southern Living, National Geographic Traveler, and Fodor’s…

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Earth Day Celebration

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join the McFaddin-Ward House & the Beaumont Heritage Society in celebrating Earth Day with this FREE family-friendly event! The event, located in the McFaddin-Ward House gardens, will include: Hands-on Activities Take-Home Kits Garden Scavenger Hunt Lawn Games  Science Experiments  Lemonade & Cookies This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 409.832.1906.

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May 2022

*Music in the Gardens: Daisies & Dulcimers – CANCELLED

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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📣 *Due to tonight's forecast of rain, this event has been cancelled. ⛈ ________________________________ The McFaddin-Ward House invites the community to enjoy its beautiful grounds while enjoying live music with its free springtime Music in the Garden series.  Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, food, and drink as they gather on the historic home’s lawn to listen to varying tunes. “Daisies & Dulcimers,” held on Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m., will feature “Back Porch Friends,” a Southeast Texas…

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Lecture – Ken Farmer: What Do I Do With That? Conserving Your Treasures and What Not to Do.

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the McFaddin-Ward House (MWH) for “What Do I Do With That? Conserving Your Treasures and What Not to Do” a lecture by Ken Farmer. The lecture will be held Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the MWH Visitor Center Lecture Hall, located at 1906 Calder Avenue, in Beaumont. A free conservation and valuation clinic will be held at the Visitor Center on Friday, May 13 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. by appointment only. Appointments are…

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Ken Farmer: Conservation & Valuation Clinic

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center, 1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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A free conservation and valuation clinic, led by Ken Farmer, will be held at the Visitor Center on Friday, May 13 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. by appointment only. Appointments are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Items are limited to one per appointment with two appointments available per person/couple. A lifelong resident of Virginia, Ken Farmer has been an avid student and collector of Americana and Southern material culture since 1974. Farmer operated two…

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June 2022

Music in the Gardens: Jazz & Juleps – RESCHEDULED

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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📣 * Regrettably, Thursday evening's Music in the Gardens: Jazz & Juleps featuring Jimmy Simmons & Friends has been rescheduled to October 6th as a result of the Special Weather Statement/Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Bureau. The safety of our attendees, musicians, and staff is our top priority. We look forward to gathering with the community soon at our upcoming summer events: ______________________ The McFaddin-Ward House invites the community to enjoy its beautiful grounds while enjoying live music…

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Movies by the Decade: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House, 1906 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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Join the McFaddin-Ward House on the lawn for Movies by the Decade, a free summer series showcasing films of yesteryear. The first movie night will be on Thursday, June 23 featuring the 30s film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The gates will open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, food, and drink as they gather on the historic home’s lawn. In case of inclement weather, the event will be…

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