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McFaddin-Ward House 2017 Lecture Series

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House hosts lectures throughout the year on the second Thursday of almost every month. Exciting topics, interesting guests, always free.  For up-to-the minutes details and complete information on our topics, scroll through our events listings or call our office at 409-832-1906.

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The Museum Of Bad Art: Art Too Bad to Be Ignored

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

Yes, there truly is a place where bad art is not only displayed, but celebrated! Join us as the director of the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts tells us all about her tongue-in-cheek museum where really bad art has found a home. For more information, go to their website at www.museumofbadart.com   Doors open at …

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MWH Brings”Best Book” Writer Back Home

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to bring New York writer Jamie Brickhouse back home to Beaumont to speak for its 2017 Lecture Series. Mr. Brickhouse is the son of Earl and Jean Brickhouse, a prominent couple in Beaumont's past philanthropic circles and social society. His memoir, entitled Dangerous When Wet, details his life growing up …

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Collecting Texas

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

 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 …

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Free Lecture: Guns of the Old West

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 …

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Free Lecture: Bed, Breakfast and Beyond

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

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 …

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Free Day Lecture: All Dolled Up

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

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 …

Free Lecture: Scent and Subversion

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 …

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Fall Picnic and Lawn Movie

McFaddin-Ward House 1906 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, TX

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 …

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Free Lecture: Difficult Truths at Monticello

One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present One Mountain, Many Stories: Difficult Truths at Monticello. This lecture features Monticello Museum's own Niya Bates who was instrumental in getting the story of Sally Hemings written into its chapters. Bates is the director of African American History at Monticello …

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Free Lecture: Story of the Buffalo Soldier

The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldier National Museum in Houston, Texas is dedicated to telling the incredible - and often difficult - story of African-Americans in the US Armed Forces. Amidst the backdrop of racism and oppression in the United States, these soldiers fought bravely alongside whites for Texas Independence, the Civil …

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Free Lecture: Royal Art of Poison – POSTPONED

McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center 1906 Calder, Beaumont, TX

The Royal Art of Poison This lecture has been postponed UNTIL June 11th.  Novelist Eleanor Herman joins our lecture series to give us historical scoop on by-gone royalty. Her book, The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul gives glittering, juicy accounts of what went on in some …

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