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Heritage Happy Hour – Carriage House at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum
07/22/2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $10
Mark your calendars for our next Heritage Happy Hour on July 22nd, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm! Join us for craft beer showcased by Giglio Distributing Co., wine, and socializing in one of Beaumont’s fascinating historic locations, the Carriage House at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum!
The 8,000-square-foot, two-story carriage house, built in 1907-08, is attributed to Henry Conrad Mauer, architect of the McFaddin-Ward House. It contained space for carriages and automobiles, living quarters for domestic employees, stalls for horses and cows, a hayloft and a gymnasium. Special features included art glass windows, interphones, electricity and plumbing. The carriage house stands on land granted by the Republic of Texas to W.P.H. McFaddin’s father, William. In 1906, Ida and W.P.H. acquired the land when they traded homes with his sister and brother-in-law, Di and W.C. Averill, who had inherited it from William. The carriage house was in continuous use until the death of Mamie McFaddin Ward in 1982. It was restored and opened for tours in 1992.
-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 (available on this page) and get in to ALL Heritage Happy Hours FREE! Non-Member Admission 21+ $10.00 (or pay at the door).