john jay french museum
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.
John Jay French Easter Egg Hunt
Make plans to join us for our first annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your camera and take photos with the Easter Bunny, make a craft, talk to a "French family member" and enjoy the egg hunt!... more
Camp Lookinback Summer Camp
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 and enriching environment. Hands-on activitie... more
Heritage Happy Hour
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 well as a craft beer or brewery that is being ... more