We had some terrific pumpkins entered into this year’s Pumpkin Walk competition! The public voted , ballots were tallied, and prizes and ribbons awarded. Our winners are… BEST OVERALL: ADULT – SUZETTE BROUSSARD CHILD – THOMAS MCKENZIE SCARIEST: ADULT – INTERACT CLUB CHILD – SHANE DIAZ FUNNIEST: ADULT – […]
Our annual Pumpkin Walk, on the beautiful grounds of the John Jay French Museum, has been graciously supported by Underwriters: Baskin Robbins, Beaumont Board of Realtors, and Fantastic Sams, and many Sponsors. Their support of this event helps ensure that we are able to continue our mission of promoting historical education and preservation in Beaumont. […]
In the fall, we have a wonderful opportunity to get in the spirit of Halloween, and for us, that involves sharing the French family history in a fun, and slightly creepy manner. Unfortunately, over the years, family facts get forgotten or ignored in favor of more sensational, nonfactual stories – and those are the ones […]
A Collection of Work in Charcoal Currently on display, enjoy a collection of charcoal artwork by Florence Chambers. Many of Florence’s works hang in the Chambers House Museum, but we are exhibiting pieces from her portfolio that have never been seen by the public. Florence chose a broad range of subject matter in her work, […]
A Collection of Family Handwork The talented Chambers ladies created a myriad of handwork to adorn their life. Excellent seamstresses, they were also quite talented in crochet, embroidery, quilting, tatting and other handcrafts. The display includes dresses along with the original patterns, exquisite tatted and crocheted trims and doilies and hand stitched quilts. Found as […]
With just a little more brick work to be completed at the French Museum Visitor Center, we couldn’t wait any longer to share the news that the walkway leading from the John Jay French Museum to Heritage Hall is complete! This project has been generously supported by a grant from the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage […]
The Chambers House presents “Linens and Lace”, an exhibit of late 19th through mid-20th century textiles from the Chambers Collection. From beautiful tablecloths, to handmade doilies, and fashionable accessories, each item is a piece of art. “Linens and Lace” will be on exhibit: February 16 through April 30. Tour hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10 […]
Work has begun to prepare Florence Chambers’ bedroom for painting. The trim, doors, and windows will be sanded and repainted. The Chambers House Museum will be closed February 5th-19th, 2016 while we get the room refreshed.
The BHS is happy to announce the new brick walk at the John Jay French Museum was completed the last weekend in November as an Eagle Scout Project by William Leister and Troop 601 associated with St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. William, along with 20 scouts and adults, spent over 40 hours digging up the old […]
The Beaumont Heritage Society wishes to thank the B.A. and Elinor Steinhagen Foundation and The Foundation of Southeast Texas for our newly, re-surfaced parking lot and the fencing to secure our property. Your support makes the difference!
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