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Re-wiring History | Electrical project set to begin at the McFaddin-Ward House

This project for the rewiring is part of the McFaddin-Ward House’s ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the home.
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BEAUMONT, Texas — Re-wiring history, the McFaddin-Ward House is set to begin an electrical project on the 118-year-old home this week.

This project for the re-wiring is part of the McFaddin-Ward House’s ongoing efforts to restore and preserve the home.

McFaddin-Ward House Executive Director Tony Chauveaux says that the historical home continues to use the original knob and tube wiring from over a century ago.

”This will be the largest restoration project undertaken by the museum since the roof was replaced in 2001,” said Chauveaux.

McFaddin-Ward House endures as one of Beaumont’s primary historical and educational resources and will continue to do so for years to come.

The project will be led by Oak Grove Restoration Company, experts in historical restoration headquartered in Maryland.

Work completion is projected to take up to six months, during which, the timed tours of the home will be on hold.

“While the historic house will not be available for tours during this important work, that doesn’t mean a full array of programming will not be ongoing at the McFaddin-Ward House,” said Chauveaux.

Lecture Series, tours and special exhibits in the Carriage House, Movies and Music at the McFaddin’s events, and the outreach program, SOAR, will continue through ongoing construction.

If you would like to take a virtual tour of the McFaddin-Ward house, you can now do so, on their website.

The McFaddin-Ward House is an accredited museum by the American Alliance of Museums. 

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