Heritage Happy Hour – Art Museum of Southeast Texas
July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $10
Join us for our next Heritage Happy Hour on July 21st, 2022 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Enjoy craft beer showcased by Giglio Distributing Co., wine, and a one-night-only showing of Florence Chambers’ artwork in the newest AMSET educational space, made possible by the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Foundation.
Incorporated in the state of Texas on September 14, 1950, the Beaumont Art Museum was originally housed on the lower floor of a two-story rented house on Calder Avenue in Beaumont. In September of 1956, the S. Perry Brown family donated funds to build a facility on the Southeast Texas State Fairgrounds. This building now houses the Beaumont Art League. In 1969, the family of J. Crooke Wilson donated their estate to the City of Beaumont for the purpose of housing the Beaumont Art Museum. The donation was contingent upon the City of Beaumont providing professional direction and a dedicated educational focus to the Museum. The five-acre property was located in Old Town, Beaumont’s historic district. On September 10, 1987, after completing a comprehensive capital drive that brought in $4.2 million, the Beaumont Art Museum was reborn as the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and found its current home at 500 Main Street in Beaumont.
-Free for all Beaumont Heritage Society members
-$10 for all non-BHS members 21+
Heritage Happy Hour is an ongoing outreach program typically held every other month (6 per year), with each event highlighting a historical landmark, time, or exhibit, featuring craft beer 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 at beaumontheritage.org and be a part of making a difference!