The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present 1906 McFaddin Ave, a podcast where we connect the people, places, and things of the MWH to a greater historical context. We’ll explore the stories of Southeast Texas as a way to understand how our community got to now.
Episode 1 – Apron Strings: Ties to the Past
In this episode, we explore how a seemingly simple garment, the apron, ties to gender norms, identity formation, and memories (or lack thereof).
Episode 2 – A Merry McFaddin Christmas
In this episode, we reminisce about 1920s holiday traditions of the McFaddins and of Southeast Texas.
Episode 3 – Continuing the Conversation Beyond Black History Month: The Complexities of Race in Texas 1830 – 1877
In episode one of a three-part series, honoring Black History Month and expanding the conversation beyond February, Kara and Rayanna explore stories of varied experiences in Southeast Texas. They discuss the history and meaning behind Black History Month and invite a special guest to join the conversation.
Episode 4: Continuing the Conversation: Staff Life at the McFaddin-Ward House
Episode two of a three-part series focusing on African American history in Southeast Texas features local historian Judy Linsley, who has completed extensive research on the lived experiences of the staff who worked and sometimes lived at our historic site.
Episode 5: Continuing the Conversation: The Story of Charlton-Pollard
Continuing the series featuring Jefferson County African American history, Kara and Rayanna are joined by local historian, Judy Linsley. Judy recently researched and wrote a booklet on the Southeast Texas Charlton-Pollard neighborhood, a predominantly Black neighborhood.