Center for History and Culture

CHC Logo Founded in 2016 by Dr. Mary Scheer as one Lamar University’s “Visionary Initiatives,” the Center serves the diverse constituencies of Lamar University students and faculty, the communities of Southeast Texas and the greater Gulf Coast, and the scholars and creatives who explore the region’s past and present. The Center promotes the study of these regions with a commitment to multicultural, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community-focused projects. To achieve these goals, the Center hosts programs that highlight the work of artists, authors, scholars, community leaders, and others who represent varied specializations and backgrounds. It also awards two annual book prizes and funds original research, creativity, and community outreach through its fellowship program.


The Center for History and Culture and the McFaddin-Ward House Museum will co-host Tim Seiter who will share his research about the revival of "extinct" Native American cultures, focusing on the Karankawas and other groups of the Texas Gulf Coast. His work has generated wide interest and featured in Texas Highways, The Texas Tribune, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, and Bayoulands. Seiter will talk on Thursday, October 5, at Lamar's Science Auditorium at 2:30 pm and at the McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center (1906 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Tx 77701) at 630 pm. Seiter is a PhD candidate at Southern Methodist University.  
More information from the McFaddin-Ward House Museum.