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Holiday Hops Heritage Happy Hour!
12/01/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at Main Street Market for another Holiday Hops Heritage Happy Hour! There will be FREE ADMISSION to the market from 5:00 to 8:00pm with lots of opportunities to shop for that someone special and sample of few craft beer selections from our Heritage Happy Hour partner, Giglio Distributing Company. Win, win!
This is a special year for the Beaumont Heritage Society as we celebrate our 50 year anniversary! Back in 1966, a Junior League special projects committee was formed to study the “French Trading Post Historical Museum” as a possible future project, and after much deliberation, the Restoration Study Committee initiated the Beaumont Heritage Society. On April 12, 1967, an organizational meeting was conducted at the First Security National Bank, now the First City Bank building, with Mrs. Dewey Gonsoulin presiding and with William Murtagh of the National Trust and Dr. William Seale presenting. On that day, many notable Beaumonters were in attendance including Rosine Wilson, Mrs. Revere St. John, Don Anderson, Rolfe Christopher, John Millington, Lela Fisher Dies, Russell Phelps, C.A. Mitts, Mildred Hall, Mrs. Jack Osborne, and Mrs. Lamar Cecil. With great purpose and as a result of rampant destruction of historical structures in our city, Rosine Wilson moved that the Beaumont Heritage Society be formed; with all eyes focused on what they hoped would be the organization’s first preservation project, the French home restoration.
In November of 1967, the newly incorporated Beaumont Heritage Society, with 74 members, voted to undertake the French House as a restoration project. The Junior League supplied $27,400 to purchase the John Jay French House from the Merchant family and held it in trust until the Beaumont Heritage Society could raise matching funds.
And so it began…