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Heritage Happy Hour – Beaumont Municipal Airport
09/16/2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $10
Join us for our next Heritage Happy Hour on September 16th from 5:30-7:30pm! Enjoy craft beer showcased by Giglio Distributing Co., wine, and socializing in one of Beaumont’s fascinating historic locations, the Beaumont Municipal Airport!
The Beaumont Municipal Airport was originally constructed during the Great Depression as a Works Progress Administration Project (WPA) and activated on October 1, 1937. The Army Air Corps used the field during World War II as a base of operations for antisubmarine patrols. Commercial service was provided by Trans-Texas Airways and Delta Airlines until 1946 at which point the Jefferson County Airport was opened. The City of Beaumont has operated the Beaumont Municipal Airport as a general aviation facility since that time. The original terminal building was replaced in the late 1970s by a new terminal building and aircraft parking apron. The City has continued to make appropriate improvements to the airfield and terminal area since this time.
Masks and social distancing will be encouraged at this event.
-Free for all Beaumont Heritage Society members
-$10 for all non-BHS members 21+
Heritage Happy Hour is an on-going outreach program typically held every other month (6 per year), with each event highlighting an historical landmark, time, or exhibit, and features craft beer graciously provided by Giglio Distributing Co. (wine and non-alcoholic beverages also available). We believe that by promoting and sharing our local history and its historical significance in a fun and social way, we can also share and promote the efforts to preserve Beaumont’s historical landscape. JOIN the Beaumont Heritage Society today and be a part of making a difference!
Become a MEMBER today and get in to ALL Heritage Happy Hours FREE! Non-Member Admission 21+ $10.00 at the door.