Filed Under: Heritage News
Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Beaumont Heritage Society will suspend tours of our two historic house museums; the Chambers House Museum and the John Jay French House Museum. We will return to our regular schedule once the CDC and other relevant official health and government entities feel the situation is fully under control. We look forward to welcoming you back!
A Collection of Family Handwork
The talented Chambers ladies created a myriad of handwork to adorn their life. Excellent seamstresses, they were also quite talented in crochet, embroidery, quilting, tatting and other handcrafts. The display includes dresses along with the original patterns, exquisite tatted and crocheted trims and doilies and hand stitched quilts. Found as part of the Chambers collection, these pieces are fine examples from the period.
Exhibit runs through Saturday, Sept. 24th. Tour hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. Admission is $5 per person.
A Collection of Work in Charcoal
Currently on display, enjoy a collection of charcoal artwork by Florence Chambers. Many of Florence’s works hang in the Chambers House Museum, but we are exhibiting pieces from her portfolio that have never been seen by the public. Florence chose a broad range of subject matter in her work, including florals, still-life and anatomy. This natural talent was honed by art classes taken while attending Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Throughout her life, Florence continued to take personal enjoyment creating works of art.
This exhibit will run through Saturday, Sept. 10th. Tour hours are Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 3 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. Admission is $5 per person.