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Heritage Happy Hour~FREE to Members/$10 Non-Members 21+
08/25/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $10.00
The Beaumont Heritage Society and Giglio Distributing Co. are excited to announce the next Heritage Happy Hour will be hosted on the grounds of the Tyrrell Historical Library. This will be a perfect opportunity to visit this beautiful Beaumont landmark.
The iconic Tyrrell Historical Library was built in 1903 as the First Baptist Church. Captain W. C. Tyrrell purchased the church in 1923 and donated the building to the city for use of a library. The library opened in 1926. It served as the main public library for the city until 1974, when the new library opened. At that time, it became the Tyrrell Historical Library, with a Texana collection and genealogical collection. In 1987, restoration of the Tyrrell was adopted as a high priority and the restored Tyrrell reopened on July 19, 1990. In addition to the Texana and genealogical book collections, it contains outstanding archives centering on Southeast Texas.
The library staff will be conducting tours of the gorgeous interior and “Captain Tyrrell” will visit with guests in the reading room, sharing history of the building.
-Free for all Beaumont Heritage Society members
-$10 for all non-BHS members over the age of 21
-Credit cards will be accepted for memberships and admission.
Giglio Distributing Co. will once again provide refreshing craft beer selections, with wine and non-alcoholic selections also available.
Heritage Happy Hours are an on-going partnership between the BHS and Giglio Distributing Co. Each event highlights a historical exhibit, time period, or landmark, as well as a craft beer or brewery that is being showcased by Giglio Distributing Co. These events are held every other month and the location will be subject to change as we highlight historical landmarks throughout our city. The Beaumont Heritage Society and Giglio Distributing Co. believe that by promoting and sharing our local history and its historical significance that we can also share and promote the efforts to preserve Beaumont’s historical landscape.
Memberships to the Beaumont Heritage Society can be purchased in advance on this website or at the event. Beaumont Heritage Society members receive FREE admission to all of our Heritage Happy Hour events (6 per year), but most importantly, membership helps support the John Jay French Museum and our mission of promoting historical education and preservation in the city of Beaumont. We hope to see you there!