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The John Jay French house, built in 1845, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Beaumont. It is also one of the first houses in Beaumont built with two stories, using milled lumber. The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is filled with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy and smokehouse. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission: $1 to $3.

Heritage Happy Hour

August 20, 2015 - August 21, 2015

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

BHS Members, Free. Non-members, $10.

Heritage Happy Hours are an on-going partnership between the Beaumont Heritage Society (BHS) and Giglio Distributing Co. Each event highlights both a historical exhibit, time period, or landmark, as ...more Overview  

Summer Camp: Lookinback

July 14, 2015 - July 25, 2015

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Members, $65. Non-Members, $75.

Camp Lookinback is a fun and educational four day summer camp held on the grounds of the historic John Jay French Museum. Children, ages 6-11, experience another time in Texas history while in a safe ...more Overview