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Lecture: “Making Heads & Telling Tales”

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for  a very special lecture, as we kick off our 2015 Lecture Series at the museum. On Thursday, January 29th, Amanda Danning will join us. A forensic sculptor specializing in historic facial reconstructions, she has worked in collaboration with more than thirty museums, including several projects with the Smithsonian Institution. Her talk will …

Lecture: Texas Barbecue

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

He's got the best job in Texas, and now he's headed to the McFaddin-Ward House! Join us March 19th, as Daniel Vaughn, the Barbecue Editor of Texas Monthly, presents his lecture on the history of Texas barbecue. From the Piney Woods of east Texas to the Hill Country, there are many varieties of barbecue across the …

Lecture: “Lone Star Lala: Texas and Zydeco Music”

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Zydeco music, the legendary genre of music that bubbled up out of the swamps in Cajun country, is often seen as a Louisiana-only type of music. But Texas, and specifically southeast Texas, has played a major role in the formation of zydeco music. Join us May 7th, as Roger Wood presents his talk "Lone Star …

Lecture: Seeds of Empire

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join the McFaddin-Ward House and the Tyrrell Historical Library Association on July 23rd for a captivating lecture from Andrew J. Torget, a historian and professor at the University of North Texas. His presentation centers around his new book, Seeds of Empire: Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands. Seeds of Empire tells the …

Lecture: Noble Vines {A Tasting}

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Wine is considered by many one of the greatest pleasures in life. But in today’s wine aisle, there are an overwhelming number of options. Join the McFaddin-Ward House and Brandon Head, a representative for Noble Vines out of Lodi, California, for a look a look inside the bottle and beyond. On September 17th, we’ll host …

Lecture: “Stuff,” with Carey Maloney

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Stuff. We all collect it, we all buy it, and we all love it. Join us October 22nd for a lecture all about “Stuff,” featuring Carey Maloney, an award-winning architect and designer. Learn how to collect, decorate with, and more about the unique backstory behind the world’s wonderful and unusual things. Featured in the New …