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Fakes and Forgeries in the Art Market

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for an exciting evening with Meredith Meuwly to learn about Fakes and Forgeries in the art market! Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Duke University in 2000, and a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie's Education in New …

Free Lecture on Amizetta Wine

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Join us for an exciting lecture featuring Perry McFaddin Clark , general manager of Amizetta Vineyards! Perry McFaddin Clark earned his undergraduate degree from University of California at Davis in Viticulture and Enology and a MBA from the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. During college, Perry spent his summers working at Sterling Vineyards and Louis Martini …

Free Lecture: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

The McFaddin-Ward House is excited to bring Peter Hatch to Beaumont, TX. With 38 years of experience in the restoration and care of historic landscapes, Mr. Hatch spent 35 years as the Director of Gardens and Grounds at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate  in Virginia. While there, he was responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and conservation …

Lecture: “Early Beaumont”

Visitor Center 1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX

Many of us know the story behind the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop, the event that changed the history of Beaumont forever, and pushed the city into the 20th century. But the town of Beaumont was born on the thickly wooded banks of the Neches River nearly a hundred years before that day in January 1901. …

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 …

Free Lecture

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

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL FIND!  ADVENTURES IN COLLECTING ANTIQUES, PORCELAIN, POTTERY, AND GLASS  The 2016 McFaddin-Ward House Lecture Series continues with a special evening of antiques. If you love collecting old objects, you won't want to miss this presentation. Antique, Art, Pottery, Porcelain, and Glass expert, David Lackey, brings his knowledge and talent to the …

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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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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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Lecture – Randy Lemmon: Gardening in Southeast Texas

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

Lecture Description: Randy Lemmon will discuss regional gardening practices. Speaker Bio: Randy is well known in our area through his Garden Line program on KTRH radio in Houston. For over 25 years and with 1.4 million listeners, he has guided Southeast Texans on the best gardening practices for our area. Author of popular gardening books …