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McFaddin-Ward House Museum
The McFaddin-Ward House Museum features volunteer docent-led tours of the home, year-round events, a carriage house, and gardens.
The McFaddin-Ward House Museum features volunteer docent-led tours of the home, year-round events, a carriage house, and gardens.


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Join us for an exciting lecture featuring Perry McFaddin Clark, general manager of Amizetta Vineyards! 

Perry McFaddin Clark earned his undergraduate degree from University of California at Davis in Viticulture and Enology and a MBA from the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis. During college, Perry spent his summers working at Sterling Vineyards and Louis Martini Winery. These internships helped him gain a better understanding of how the “bigger” wineries operated. After completing his degrees, he spent two years working in financial services with Blackstone Funds in New York City. Perry has since taken his wide breath of work experience and focused his attentions back at the family winery as the general manager. - See more at:
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Join us for an exciting evening with Meredith Meuwly to learn about Fakes and Forgeries in the art market!

January 30, 2014
6:30 pm
Reception following the event. 
McFaddin-Ward House Museum Lecture Hall
1906 Calder Avenue 

Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Duke University in 2000, and a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie's Education in New York in 2001. She spent the next five years in the Christie's New York Antiquities Department as sale coordinator and cataloguer of ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Near Eastern works of art. During her time at Christie's, she worked on numerous high profile auctions including the Doris Duke Estate, Ancient Egyptian Art from the Harer Family Trust, and the John W. Kluge Morven Collection of Ancient Art. 

Meredith joined Heritage Auctions in 2007 as Senior Consignment Director in the Fine & Decorative Arts Department, overseeing two auctions each year. In January 2010, she became the Director of Appraisal Services, preparing formal appraisals for more than 35 specialist categories.

In addition to her duties at Heritage, Meredith participates as an appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow on PBS, specializing in Glass, Silver, and Decorative Arts. Meredith is an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, serving on the Fine Art committee. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Appraisal Education.
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Join us at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1-4 p.m., for a celebration of Christmas traditions at the annual Holiday Open House! 

Take a break from the busy holiday pace and bring the whole family for a chance to enjoy a simpler, more peaceful Christmastime. Tour the brightly-decorated first floor of the museum, try your hand at Christmas activities, and sample traditional Christmas cookies and punch while you relax and listen to music of the season. The event is free and open to everyone!

Contact us at (409) 832-1906 for more details. Hope to see you there!
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Come for a unique chance to see the museum at night at our eggnog evening!

Start at the visitor center for tasty treats and eggnog then stroll over to the house for a self-guided tour. 

The event is free and open to the public. Call 832-1906 for details. See you there!

Cyclists: Bring your bikes and join a casual group to ride around town to view Christmas lights, ending at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum for eggnog and a tour. 

**LIGHTS and HELMETS are required and Christmas lights on your bike are encouraged. The streets are open to normal traffic flow, so please ride with caution and obey all traffic laws (ride at your own risk). 

More details will be posted on the bike ride at
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The deadline to register for our  #conference  is almost here! Be sure to sign up by Friday for your chance to learn all you need to know to properly care for your priceless collection. From #museum  artifacts to passed-down treasures from your loved ones, you'll learn everything--from expert techniques to #DIY  tips!

#conservation   #decorativeart   #arthistory   #art   #history   #antique   #beaumont   #southeasttexas   #dallas   #austin   #houston   #baylor   #bayloruniversity   #networking   #workshop   #preservation  
Join us for the McFaddin-Ward House Museum's upcoming conference to learn the basics of conservation, from doing it yourself to hiring the best in the business!

November 7—9, 2013

Proper care for collections presents many challenges, ranging from a lack of resources to a lack of expertise. Join us for our conference, where we will help solve your conservation conundrums to ensure your belongings and artifacts are conserved for the next generation to enjoy.

Join us and see how you can benefit from our presenters’ wide-range of expertise.

Disaster Prevention
Object-Specific How-Tos
Conservation Prioritization and Techniques
Special Workshops on Paper and Digitization
Question and Answer Sessions

Registration is now open. Please register by October 18, 2013. 

Regular Registration
(A $3.49 fee will be added to all online registrations.)

(Proof of enrollment in a qualifying institution required and a $2.24 fee will be added to all online registrations.)

Register for a chance to win a scholarship to attend Conservation Savvy!

To register, visit the conference website at The registration fee includes access to all conference programming and panel discussions, site visit, and meals, which include:
Thursday evening dinner
Continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday
Coffee/tea breaks
Friday luncheon and dinner
Saturday boxed lunch

The conference takes place at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont, Texas. The venue is featuring a special $89 rate. Contact the hotel for reservations at (409) 842-3600.
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Art and antique lovers, have you heard about our upcoming conference? This year's event is open to anyone who would like to learn proper care of their possessions to ensure they are conserved for the next generation to enjoy. 

We are offering a discounted rate that includes all activities and meals. For just $100, or $50 for college students, you will get full access to our conference designed to improve your conservation techniques!

#museum   #museums2013   #conference   #setx   #beaumont   #antique   #art   #artcollectors   #conservation  
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Hope to see you tonight at our FREE lecture! We will have books available for purchase so you can have your very own copy autographed by the authors. Don't miss it! 
Join us for our upcoming lecture and book signing to learn about the architectural history of the Lone Star State.

Gerald Moorhead and Stephen Fox will present on the state's unique buildings that were influenced by a range of cultures, from Native American to European, and beyond. 

The event is free, open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase. Contact us at (409) 832-1906 for more details.
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Join us for our free movie screening of "We’re No Angels"!

Thursday, December 12, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Free and open to everyone!

We’re No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray as Joseph, Jules, and Albert—three convicts who just escaped from prison on Devil’s Island. The men stumble upon a store in a nearby town that they plan to con out of supplies. When they hear about the store’s financial difficulties, they decide to make an offer instead.

The doors open at 6 p.m. and complimentary popcorn and refreshments are served.
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