"eat a bug" at Free Family Arts Day

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents its Free Family Arts Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children and their families will get to participate in art activities including candy corn collages, sugar skulls, Stout sculptures, decorate trick-or-treat bags, ghost cookies, and Sense of Home paintings. Activities are inspired by AMSET’s current exhibition, Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout and the fall season.

Families will be tempted to “eat a bug” and enjoy folk dancing by the Mexican Heritage Society at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


It was a different time then.
Throughout the early 1900s all the way to the late 1960s, Beaumont was booming and new faces filled the streets at all hours of the day and night. Prostitution, gambling, crime and police corruption were commonplace. Since then, things have quieted down a bit and many who saw Beaumont’s heyday have come and gone. With them went much of the colorful history of early Beaumont.
But one Beaumont police officer is working to preserve that history.
What started as a small tour for youngsters has since grown into more than just a walk down memory lane.