The McFaddin-Ward House Museum’s summer interns, Arthur Garrison and Kayla Ross will present their research on Wednesday, August 7 at 10 a.m. in the museum visitor center.
Interns are required to research a topic related to the McFaddin family and curate an exhibit on the subject. Their research is then presented to the public at an exhibit opening and remains on display for several months.
Arthur’s exhibit, “World War I: Home and Away” spotlights the McFaddins’ contributions to the war, both locally in Southeast Texas and abroad. Kayla Ross’ project, “Edwardian Opulence: Lavish Living in the 1910s” takes a look at the extravagant lifestyles of the McFaddins and compares it to that of the family on the popular television show, Downton Abbey. Both exhibits will be on display through December 2013.
The museum’s internship program provides college students with on-the-job museum experience and the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a museum—from collections management to educational outreach. To learn more about the internship or the presentation and exhibit opening, contact the museum at (409) 832-1906.
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